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Family Psychiatry of The Woodlands Texas.
Famly Psychiatry of the Woodlands, Texas, 281-367-1015.
Clinical Trials, Family Psychiatry of The Woodlands Texas, Frequently Asked Questions. .
Clinical trials, Family Psychiatry of The Woodlands, TX.

Who will take care of me during a clinical trial?
Your study-related care is provided by a team led by Dr. Lucas, Dr. Goldsby, registered nurses, research coordinators and other medical professionals.

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How are my personal information and my health protected?
Your identity and other personal information, including that which pertains to your health, medical care and study participation, are protected according to the regulations set forth by both the United States and Texas state governments. *These rules do permit the sharing of some of your information with the research sponsor and certain government officials under very specific circumstances. This allows the sponsoring organization to consult with us about the progress and result of the study and also contributes to the protection of both your health and privacy during your participation. Research organizations are also subject to inspections by the FDA and the research sponsor, and to questioning by Institutional Review Boards and Data Monitoring Committees. Confidentiality regulations apply in these situations. There are also other legal and ethical guidelines that must be followed by medical professionals as well as their office staff.

In addition, we are required by law to provide you with detailed information about the study so that you may give your “informed consent” to become a study volunteer. These details will discuss study purpose, procedures, duration, possible risks and benefits, protection of your health and privacy, optional health treatments that you may wish to consider, treatment of any health problems that could be encountered as a result of study participation and other important information.

*For more information about medical privacy regulations, please visit www.fda.gov or http://www.legis.state.tx.us/billlookup/text.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB300

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Will there be any cost to me to participate in a clinical trial or will I be compensated for my participation?
There is no cost to participants in a clinical study. All medical care, medications and equipment related to the research investigations are provided at no charge. Most participants are paid to help assist with the costs of traveling to and from office visits.

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Can I withdraw from a study or must I continue to participate until it ends?
You may discontinue participation at any time for any reason. The informed consent document that you must sign is not a contract and does not state that you must remain in a research study. You may be offered suggestions about how to leave the study, especially if trial medication needs to be stopped gradually or you need to return study medication or other materials.

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Will the study team continue to take care of me when the research ends?
Although the majority of our clinical trial participants come from within our large private practice, there are some who come to us via referral from external sources. Those participants may choose to continue care with their previous or current mental health professionals.

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