No new drugs without research
PRA Health Sciences in the Netherlands is a specialist in drug research that works with volunteers. The volunteers in the studies are healthy people, but sometimes patients as well [In PRA's studies, these are often people with asthma, diabetes or Parkinson's disease.]. PRA's doctors and researchers investigate the effects of new or improved drugs as well as any side effects these may have. Extensive research on people is a compulsory step in the development of drugs. A new drug can only be launched onto the market after multiple studies with positive results.
This is why you participate in drug research
You can participate in drug research for various reasons. For example, because you want to give patients a better life. Or because you have a lot of time to spend freely during the research and you want to use the time at the research center in a pleasant or worthwhile manner. Or because you receive a remuneration. Taking part in drug research is a worthwhile activity for everybody involved.