Post-Menopausal and Surgically Sterile Women can help tackle Eczema and Psoriasis – and earn some extra pocket money!
If you have ever been affected by eczema or psoriasis, you will know how distressing these illnesses can be. Sometimes considered superficial, only ‘skin deep’, these illnesses are usually chronic, resulting in long-term itching, discomfort and mental implications like stress and anxiety. The constant urge to itch inflamed skin can lead to sleepless nights, bleeding and even infection.
The good news is that even if you aren’t affected by skin disease, you can still take a stand to support those who are suffering – and earn some extra money at the same time.
Covance is currently looking for post-menopausal or surgically sterile women aged 40 – 65 to take part in the clinical trial of a new treatment for eczema and psoriasis. The new treatment is taken in the form of a capsule. It has already been tested in several groups of healthy men, and it shows real promise in reducing the inflammation which causes eczema and psoriasis to flare up.
This particular study involves a 3 night residential stay at Covance’s clinic in Leeds. During this stay, you will be given a dose of the study drug or a placebo, and Covance’s highly-skilled staff will take regular blood and urine samples to track how the drug is travelling through your system. You will also be provided with 3 home-cooked meals per day, and will have plenty of free time to enjoy the volunteer recreation room which has Sky TV, games consoles, books and magazines and a pool table.
Prior to starting the study, you would be invited to a medical screening appointment in Leeds where a Physician will confirm that you are in good health and the study will be suitable for you. Additionally, you will need to return to Leeds for a follow-up appointment around a week after the study. For each of these visits, you’ll receive a travel payment from Covance of £15 – £100 depending on the distance you’ve had to travel from home.
What’s in it for me?
To compensate for the time spent away from home, and for any restrictions that volunteers have to stick to while on a study, Covance pays all clinical trial participants from £100 per day. So for most volunteers, a clinical trial offers a chance to spend a little ‘me’ time away from home and the satisfaction of knowing that you’re helping to improve medical treatments for the patients who need it most – all while gaining a financial boost as well!
Want to know more?
Clicking here will take you to the full details of this study, including the study dates and payment. If you would like more information about this study or any of Covance’s Clinical Trials, you can always call for an informal chat on 0113 3945 200.
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