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CLINICAL TRIALS

I keep hearing people talking about clinical trials but I haven't been able to find out about any. I've called my gastro doctor and other doctors that I have and no one knows anything about them. Do any of you know of any clinical trials for Telaprivir?
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http://clinicaltrials.gov/
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Hi Bruce—

I left you some thoughts on your other post:

http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Hepatitis-C/doubting-/show/1367398

Your doctors should be able to guide you in that regard; they are best qualified to gauge which trials would best benefit you. Again, welcome to the discussion group—

Bill
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Bruce, if your gastro isn't involved in clinical trials, they may not be aware of what's occurring in the larger hospitals either.  That's usually where clinical trials take place, in larger teaching or research hospitals.  Not always...but the major ones like Telaprevir etc, would be most likely to happen there.  Cory posted a link for clinicaltrials.gov and you can browse there by location and see what's happening near you.  I don't know what it's like in the U.S. - in Canada, you have to already be a patient of the facility to get in the trials they're involved in but then again, they might not mind making you a patient either.  And perhaps your gastro would refer you to a doc that's holding a trial that's suitable for you or consult with one of the docs holding a trial to determine eligibility.  Hope that helps some.

Trish
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