Elite Clinical Trials is currently researching an investigational drug to treat subjects with high cholesterol.
High cholesterol, or Hyperlipidemia/Dyslipidemia, is caused by a genetic predisposition (primary hyperlipidemia), the foods you eat and how much exercise you get or a combination of both.
The research study will compare the effects of the study drug to placebo to find out of which is better for reducing cholesterol in subjects with primary hyperlipidemia or mixed dyslipidemia.
The study drug is targeted to reduce the “bad cholesterol” in the blood, known in the medical world as LDL-C.
Subjects at high and very high risk for cardiovascular events who are already receiving a high dose of statin therapy will be eligible for the study. The statin can be FDA approved drugs, including Atorvastatin, Rosuvastatin or Simvastatin, which all treat high cholesterol.
Subjects will remain on their current statin and will be randomly assigned to receive either the investigational study drug or placebo.
Elite Clinical Trials is known for using cutting edge medicine in its medical research, some already FDA approved and some not.
The study drug being used in the high cholesterol trial has not been named yet, but is being used to determine whether it can compete with other FDA approved drugs to treat high cholesterol.
This particular study lasts 22 months, during which participants will receive either the study drug or placebo at no charge.
Participants will also receive free blood work up and a physical exam. Liver function test, complete blood count, hematology, thyroid levels, diabetes test, hepatitis check, a lipid profile at no cost.
Volunteers will be compensated for both time it takes to participate in the study and the travel time it takes to conduct the study.
Elite Clinical Trials values its volunteers’ time, which is why it doesn’t charge its participants for study drugs, exams, or time and travel.
Elite Clinical Trials encourages those who cannot afford medical insurance or their medication to treat their disease or condition to participate in research studies relevant to them.
The research center offers a variety of clinical trials for volunteers, including those to research Bipolar Disorder, COPD and Asthma.