Tag: opioid

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Seven Things to Know About Recruiting Patients for Opioid Trials

A trial’s success depends largely on the ability to recruit and retain an adequate number of participants. Recruitment can be especially difficult in opioid clinical trials, due to a variety of factors. Here are seven things you should know about the challenges associated with recruiting patients for opioid trials: 1. Certain necessary aspects of trial...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

The Use of Controlled Substances in Clinical Trials

Opioid analgesics are essential to the management of pain in many patients, but they are also associated with potential risks for abuse, overdose, and diversion, concerns which must be considered in the planning and execution of clinical trials studying these controlled substances. In this paper, we discuss the challenges of conducting clinical trials of controlled...