Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the purpose of a clinical study?
Clinical studies (also called clinical trials) are used to learn about the safety and effectiveness of possible new medications, medical devices, and medical procedures. Although there are many types of clinical trials, all must conform to strict rules set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These rules help protect the rights and safety of those who volunteer to take part in clinical trials.
2. Will I have to pay for anything if I participate?
If you qualify and choose to join the CLEAR Study, you will receive all study-related care at no cost. This includes the SP-102 injection as well as any examinations or visits required for the study. Insurance is not required.
3. How long does the study last?
The CLEAR Study lasts about 6 months. During this time, you will visit your study doctor’s office up to 9 times for both your initial evaluation, treatment, and follow-up visits to see how you are doing. You will also be compensated for your time and travel to attend these visits.
4. How many people will participate in the CLEAR Study?
About 400 people are expected to participate at approximately 35 study locations throughout the U.S.
5. What if I join the study and decide I do not want to participate anymore?
As with all clinical studies, your participation is completely voluntary and you may choose to leave the study at any time without any effect on your future medical care.
6. I am interested in hearing more. What is the next step?
To see if you might qualify for the CLEAR Clinical Study, and to get connected with your local study center, the next step is taking the pre-screening questionnaire. Please click here to get started.