Clinical Trials

People with pain can play an important role in the development of new medications by taking part in clinical trials.  Find a listing of IRB-approved clinical trials that might be of interest to you below.   New trials are being posted often, so check back often.  


The American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) is the leading consumer organization for people with chronic pain, providing information, education, peer support and resources to help those with pain better manage their conditions and make sound personal decisions in cooperation with qualified health care professionals. We support a balanced approach using multimodal therapies to enhance wellness and promote a higher quality of life. The ACPA cannot comment on the appropriateness or management of any medication, product, or device for specific individuals.

Ned the Med

Want to better understand what a clinical trial is all about?  Ned will be your guide as he takes you through:

  • the process of clinical trials,
  • what you need to know about each phase,
  • questions you should ask before becoming involved,
  • what your rights are as participant in a trial and,
  • terms that you need to know

Development of this new ACPA web site was made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Medtronic Foundation and Purdue Pharma.

Medtronic Foundation and Purdue have no influence on the editorial content of the site. Ongoing funding also comes from memberships/donations from a range of individual contributors.

Last Updated: 4/19/2017
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