This study is being conducted at our Nevada location, if you live in California and are interested in COPD study participation, click here!
Allied Clinical staff encourages those who suffer from moderate to very severe COPD to consider enrolling in our clinical study.
This study will evaluate the effectiveness of three different metered dose inhalers (MDI) on the rate of COPD exacerbations (worsening COPD symptoms). The metered dose inhalers (MDIs) contain either an investigational combination of anti-inflammatory medications and bronchodilators or an FDA approved combination of different bronchodilators (also delivered via MDI). Each MDI is designed to reduce the symptoms of COPD (ex: shortness of breath) and possibly prevent exacerbations or worsening of COPD symptoms. During the 12 month study, patients will be required to visit the clinic once per month on average. All patients will also be provided with an albuterol rescue inhaler (Ventolin) at no charge.
Insurance is not required to participate, and COPD related study medications will be provided at no charge. In addition patients will receive free medical evaluations, procedures, and diagnostic testing. Compensation will be provided to those that qualify at $90 for each visit, up to a maximum of $1260 for the duration of the study.
In order to qualify for the study, patients must meet the following requirements:
- Be between 40 and 80 years of age
- Been prescribed an inhaler for COPD by a physician in the past
- Must have smoked for at least 10 years
- Cannot be pregnant or breastfeeding
- Cannot have had a heart attack, bypass surgery, or stroke within 6 months
- Does not have uncontrolled Diabetes, is under treatment for Hepatitis, or is HIV +
- Cannot have had cancer within the past five years
- Cannot use of oxygen for more than 12 hours per day
Specifically, we are studying patients who have been diagnosed with COPD and are currently taking a COPD inhaler (such as Advair, Symbicort, Spiriva, Breo, Dulera, QVAR, etc). In addition, participants must have had a worsening of COPD symptoms which required a visit to their doctor, urgent care, or an emergency department at least once in the last 12 months.