About Our Studies

North Star Medical Research performs investigator-initiated studies and completes testing for Phases II-IV of the process. We offer a wide range of investigative services to the medical industry, and our state-of-the-art research facilities are located conveniently just outside of Cleveland, Ohio. With our meticulous attention to details and standards, we provide the highest-level service for both our Participants and Sponsors.

Improving Health Care Standards

Our medical studies are carefully designed to test the effects of a medication or medical treatment on our participants. Research and medical studies are a essential and vital step in the process of improving health care standards and quality and are a benefit to everyone.

Excelling at every phase of our studies is important to North Star Medical Research and we strive to reach the highest levels of ethics and professionalism in every area of our research. Our studies are conducted in accordance to all requirements, including a U.S. IND, along with good clinical practice. All records from our studies are maintained to allow easy and timely retrieval when needed.

There Are 4 Phases of Human Testing:

Phase I

Researchers test a new drug or treatment in a small group of people (typically 20-80) for the first time to determine the metabolism and pharmacologic actions of drugs in humans, the side effects associated with increasing doses, and to gain early evidence of effectiveness; may include healthy participants and/or patients.

Phase II

The drug or treatment is given to a larger group of people (typically 100-300) to evaluate the effectiveness of the drug for a particular indication or indications in patients with the disease or condition under study and to determine the common short-term side effects and risks.

Phase III

The drug, procedure or treatment is given to large groups of people (typically 1,000-3,000) to confirm its effectiveness, monitor side effects, compare it to commonly used treatments, collect information that will allow the drug or treatment to be used safely, and to gather additional information to evaluate the overall risk-benefit relationship of the drug and provide and adequate basis for physician labeling.

Phase IV

During this phase, investigators are looking for additional information, including the drug, procedure or treatment's risks, benefits, and optimal use. This trial may occur after the drug or treatment has been approved for use by the FDA.

Free Screenings

As a service to the community our psychiatrist, Dr. Mark J. Woyshville, offers no cost, no obligation confidential psychiatric consultations to individuals or caregivers.

Insurance is not necessary, and is never billed. There is no cost or obligation.

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