Innovative research trials conducted today at Allergy and Asthma Medical Group’s sister site, the state-of-the-art Clinical Research Division, impact the care and medications we provide for those with allergic conditions, asthma, and other chronic lung diseases tomorrow.
We are a very active clinical research center located in Walnut Creek, CA. We are currently conducting several trials on various medications for both children and adults. All studies are sponsored by major pharmaceutical companies and compensate qualified subjects for their time. Each study is conducted following Federal Drug Administration procedures. Our principal investigators are physicians who are board certified in allergy. For research office location and contact information, see our office locations page.
Research Office – (925) 935-2599
Frequently Asked Questions
What areas of therapy do your studies cover?
We conduct trials mainly for patients with asthma, allergies, HAE, sinusitis or COPD. However, we occasionally do studies on bronchitis and other respiratory infections as well.
How long are the studies?
The duration of each study differs. Generally the studies last from 6 weeks to 2 years. We have some studies which last a year or so. Patients may discontinue from the studies at any time by notifying our office.
How many visits are there?
The number of visits varies by length of study. Generally, there are from 3 to 10 visits over the study period. The visits need to occur within a certain window of time, and we will make every effort to accommodate your schedule.
Do I have to come to every visit?
We enroll you in the study with the hopes that you will complete each visit. However, if your condition worsens during the course of the study, we will treat you appropriately and withdraw you from the study if needed. If at any time you wish to discontinue the trial, simply inform the study coordinator and she will remove you from the study.
Do I have to pay to participate?
No. Most studies offer compensation for time for persons who enroll in and complete a study. Compensation is prorated if a person withdraws.
Are research medications approved?
We conduct studies with medications not yet approved for prescription as well as those which are. Some of our studies compare various approved medications or treatment regimens. Research projects also evaluate medication delivery systems.