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Post 1

fords - number 1 all over heaven

Last year I did a clinical trial, got £915 for it and gallivanted off to Australia...smiley - biggrin

This year, I'm going to do the same - it's safe, it's easy and the money is great - all for taking a pill and letting the nice nurse take a few blood tests smiley - smiley


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Post 2

Fate Amenable To Change

this sounds like my ideal job! How do I get into it??


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Post 3

Cupid Stunt

Word of caution: Don't they make you sign a disclaimer so it's all your own fault if you die? The whole point of testing the pills is noone knows what is going to happen when you take them. Be warned!


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Post 4

fords - number 1 all over heaven

The one I did had a disclaimer basically saying that if I didn't follow the rules, i.e. dietary requirements or suchlike and it mucked up the test, it was my own fault (of course). But if they're testing something on you and you take a bad reaction or something goes wrong, you are compensated. But they do have a rigorous screening and let you know exactly what happens, so you are well informed. Also, a lot of these drugs tested are actually improvements on existing drugs - and they are tested in the lab in simulations because it would be against the law just to give anyone some new drug. We're not talking about that drug in 'Fields of Gold' here! smiley - biggrin


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Post 5

Fate Amenable To Change

excellent, now really, where do I sign up?


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Post 6

fords - number 1 all over heaven

I did it through a place in Edinburgh, but try phoning up your local hospital, as they sometimes run these trials too. smiley - smiley


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Post 7

DoctorGonzo

Do me a favour and send me the details for the place in Edinburgh. Please? smiley - smiley


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Post 8

Fate Amenable To Change

What do I say? "Hi! I wondered if you wanted to use my body for testing but you have to pay me for the privilige?"? "Do you pay for clinical research?"
I have done a few tests for free, and my kids too, they are being scanned in a few weeks time, testing out a new bone scan machine. But no one has offered me any cash for it. Do you think this means that they won't pay for *any* research?


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Post 9

fords - number 1 all over heaven

You just phone up and ask if they do clinical trials and do they pay, yeah...something like that.


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Post 10

Cupid Stunt

It's nothing remotely like fields of gold!

Anyway, all I meant was you had pointed out all the good points of the idea without any of the bad. Read the small print, buts it's your decision.


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Post 11

fords - number 1 all over heaven

Exactly - there are some horror stories but it goes with everything. The clinic I went to has a very high reputation. Mind you, they were also the ones to help clone Dolly the sheep...


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