New therapies for epilepsy, including medications, medical devices and surgical procedures, are under active evaluation around the country in clinical trials. Physicians are often asked by their patients with epilepsy about available clinical trials.
To search the epilepsy.com clinical trials database link to http://www.epilepsy.com/clinical_trials where all available clinical trials can be viewed or where you may narrow your search by filling in a zip code, state or region. Each listed study states the purpose of the study, a short description, study qualifications, study approvals, the study design, any costs or payments, and contact information. Further clinical trial information can be obtained through links listed here:
- Clinicaltrials.gov Provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers.
- National Institutes of Health (NIH): https:/www.nih.gov Search the collection of research studies being conducted at the NIH Clinical Center.
Clinical Trials Patient Assistance Fund
The Epilepsy Foundation has developed this program to provide financial assistance to individuals with limited financial resources who have been accepted for enrollment in any IRB-approved clinical trial of an epilepsy therapy and who has signed an informed consent form for the trial. Funding will be made available to help cover out of pocket costs associated with participation in these clinical trials. Eligible expenses for reimbursement will include travel expenses to the study site and co-payments, deductibles, and co-insurance required by the patient’s health plan. For more information or questions about this program email: firstname.lastname@example.org