Research Participant Taking Asthma Medication

Jun. 04, 2013

asthmamedvolunteer

Purpose:

If you still have asthma symptoms despite using Advair or Symbicort or Dulera you may be eligible for a study testing a new approach to asthma treatment.

Skills and Duties:

This approach uses a medication that is approved by the Food and Drug administration (FDA) but not to treat asthma. The drug targets certain cells that we believe play a role in asthma. To qualify for the study, you have to be18-60 years old and have asthma symptoms despite your therapy. You will be seen by a medical doctor and will receive the study medication at no cost. The study involves 18 visits over a 7 month period and two bronchoscopy procedures. You will be asked to take imatinib in addition to your current asthma medication to assess if it improves their asthma symptoms and control. Compensation is up to $2,000.

For more information, please contact:

[Asthma Research Center, 1-888-99-ASTHMA or ARC@Partners.Org]

Wage Rate:

$2,000

Hours:

1-3 hours