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Common Cold Clinical Trials

Do you find yourself, or your children, coming down with a runny nose, cough, or sore throat frequently? If you are like most people, you hate dealing with these irritating symptoms of the common cold. There are many viruses out there that can cause the common cold and we are all susceptible.

At Achieve Clinical Research, we are conducting common cold clinical trials in order to develop better treatments to help you get over your cold symptoms quickly. We are looking to for qualified participants to enroll in common cold clinical trials at our clinic in Birmingham, Alabama.

Fill out the form on the right hand side of the page and see if you qualify for one of our upcoming common cold clinical trials →

a woman is lying on the couch feeling very sick from the common cold and blowing her nose

If you are not interested in being part of a study, there is still a way for you to help us if you know someone who would like to enroll. You could earn $100 by referring someone who qualifies and participates in a common cold clinical trial through our Refer-A-Friend program. Click here to learn more about our Refer-A-Friend program.

To see if you qualify for one of our common cold clinical trials, you have two options:

  • Fill out our online form – It is simple and easy to fill out our online form (in the upper right hand corner of this page). A valid email and phone number must be provided so we can contact you about enrolling in a paid research study.
  • Give us a call – You can also give us a call if you have any other questions about the common cold clinical trials we conduct in Birmingham. Call us anytime between 7 AM and 5 PM weekdays at (205) 757-8208.

The common cold is something that everyone gets. It is viral infection of the nose and throat and can cause symptoms such as a runny nose, scratchy throat, and persistent cough. There are over 200 types of viruses that can lead to the common cold which makes it extremely difficult to combat.

Unfortunately, there is no cure for the common cold or an immediate get well remedy. However, there are medications that help you temporarily alleviate symptoms. Through our common cold clinical research, we are constantly searching to improve existing treatments and develop new more effective medications for the common cold.

Pediatric Common Cold Studies

Did you know that young children are particularly susceptible to cold viruses? One of the reasons for this is that kids are generally do not practice good hygiene and are frequently in close contact with other children during school and day care. Another reason is that children have weaker immune systems than adults, making it hard to fight off infections.

a mother uses a thermometer to test her sick child's temperature

In order to better understand how new cold treatments affect children, Achieve Clinical Research is looking for children, ages 6 or older, to participate in pediatric studies.

Child clinical trials are crucial to developing effective treatments for children as treatments often affect them differently than adults. Without these studies it is impossible to know how children will react to new forms of treatment. To learn more about the importance of child clinical trials click here.

Do I Qualify for a Clinical Trial in Birmingham?

Qualification criteria can differ depending on the study being conducted. For each individual common cold study conducted, there are unique qualification factors that must be met. This can be restricting, but it is an essential part of conducting research studies. Please call us at (205) 757-8208 with any questions you may have.

Here are some general qualification criteria to keep in mind:

  • Must currently be experiencing common cold symptoms.
  • A history of substance or alcohol abuse within the last 5 years can make you ineligible to participate.
  • Volunteers who don’t have health insurance can still qualify to participate for one of our common cold clinical trials.
  • Applicants must be willing to comply with study-related procedures and clinic visits during a study

Please note that each clinical trial participant reserves the right to drop out of their research study at any time. If you want to learn more, please click here to read about the rights and protections granted to any person participating in a study.

Compensation for Clinical Trial Participation

Our participants receive all study related care (including laboratory services, study medications and physical examinations) free of charge. Compensation for time and travel may also be provided to those who complete a study. It is important to note that compensation may vary depending on the common cold clinical trial you are enrolled in.

Please call us at (205) 757-8208 if you have other questions.

Common Cold Signs and Symptoms

The common cold covers a wide variety of viral infections. As such, there are many symptoms associated with the common cold. While these symptoms are not life threatening, they can be extremely irritating and prevent you from going to work or living your normal day-to-day life.

Symptoms of the common cold include:

  • Persistent cough
  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Stuffy nose
  • Sore or scratchy throat
  • Watery eyes
  • Increased mucus production in the nose and throat
  • Congestion
  • Mild body aches
  • Mild headaches
  • Low fever

Please Note: If you have any questions about our common cold clinical trials or other research studies at Achieve Clinical Research, please call us at (205) 757-8208. Our office hours are from 7 AM to 5 PM every weekday.