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To do a medical trial?

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daimbar Tue 21-Feb-17 22:16:50

Lost my job yesterday.

DP also out of work. We have a toddler, bills to pay etc.

Done some research and apparently you can get up to £3k for two weeks and all you get is 'mild cold' symptoms. The website says it's completely safe (but it would do).

DP says I am crazy to put my health at risk but I think it might be a good option to get a bit of money in.

Has anyone done one? Or know anyone that has? AIBU and irresponsible to do this as an mother?

SpiritedLondon Tue 21-Feb-17 22:21:25

You are clearly joking having just watched the BBC programme about the medical trial that went horribly wrong. Crack on sounds awesome.

Mum2jenny Tue 21-Feb-17 22:21:42

If you trust the trial centre, it's easy money. There is a trial centre outside Nottingham which is well respected. If it's that one, I'd go for it.

Mum2jenny Tue 21-Feb-17 22:22:35

Is it a phase 3 trial?

daimbar Tue 21-Feb-17 22:26:10

The one I was looking at is Flu Camp and you can do it in London or Manchester.

What's phase 3?

ChestyNut Tue 21-Feb-17 22:28:25

Have you just watched the BBC programme?

TheSconeOfStone Tue 21-Feb-17 22:29:26

Unlikely to be phase III on healthy volunteers.

Mum2jenny Tue 21-Feb-17 22:29:27

Google the phases, trials are set up from phase 1 to phase 4. The larger the number, the more ppl have been involved in the trial. Phase 1 is the earliest phase, phase 4 is the last phase.

I'd be very wary of being involved in phases 1 and 2

thisismyfirsttime Tue 21-Feb-17 22:31:42

Yes, go for it! What's the worst that can happen? hmm

Coulddowithanap Tue 21-Feb-17 22:34:10

Not something I would do. Would rather spend my time looking for another job than worrying if I'm going to die!

TheSconeOfStone Tue 21-Feb-17 22:35:00

Phase 1 trials test how safe the drug is. Phase 2 and 3 test whether it actually effective against the disease. Phase 1 'first into man' test safety often on healthy volunteers. I wouldn't go for it personally. It is tightly regulated but they are testing safety on you.

DonaldStott Tue 21-Feb-17 22:35:55

Obviously just watched the documentary. In quite bad taste OP.

alltouchedout Tue 21-Feb-17 22:38:13

Have you not read any horror/ dystopian stories in your life?!

In all seriousness no. I would not even consider this. Even facing financial calamity.

Bluntness100 Tue 21-Feb-17 22:39:20

Did you just watch the program on tv and think, I know, think I'll start a thread on that" 🙄🙄🙄

RitaMills Tue 21-Feb-17 22:41:32

You've obviously just watched the documentary, I'm quite surprised the only thing you took away from it was 'the trial paid £2000' before you started googling test centres near you.

Mum2jenny Tue 21-Feb-17 22:41:34

I'd do phase 3 and 4 studies, but not phases 1 and 2 if I wanted/needed the money.

UnbornMortificado Tue 21-Feb-17 22:43:16

Not a chance.

I didn't watch the programme but I read an article a few days ago. I don't think the tiny risk is worth it, even less so with young DC.

CaraAspen Tue 21-Feb-17 22:51:29

No. That is crazy stuff. However, I prefer them to test on humans instead of animals.

CaraAspen Tue 21-Feb-17 22:51:39

No. That is crazy stuff. However, I prefer them to test on humans instead of animals.

PlayOnWurtz Tue 21-Feb-17 22:53:40

Yes. They're better regulated these days.

I put myself forward for a trial for a new miscarriage treatment (no financial incentives only expenses) but didn't conceive in time to take part

daimbar Tue 21-Feb-17 22:53:44

Yep I did watch the documentary but had considered the flu camp one before I got pregnant.

I appreciate what people are saying and apologies if it was bad timing to post after the programme.

I know that trial went wrong but I haven't heard of any others where people suffered bad side effects so the chances seem very slim, especially if it's only a cold virus.

Will look into these phases more.

BoopTheSnoot Tue 21-Feb-17 22:55:41

I agree with PP; I think you've just watched the harrowing BBC documentary on the first in man trial that went horrifically wrong.
Do you think that their ordeal would have been worth £2k? You can't put a price on your health.

puppysurprise Tue 21-Feb-17 22:57:17

Would rather work for minimum wage in a chicken shop all the hours I could do than take random unknown drugs for cash.

sanityisamyth Tue 21-Feb-17 23:05:59

Research TGN1412

Scarftown Tue 21-Feb-17 23:15:53

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