I have a patient here in the US who has tried multiple medications for her condition without success. She is running out of options and her condition is deteriorating. There is another drug which, when used off label, has shown promise in previous clinical trials. Her insurance is denying covering this medication for her, and appeals have failed. When I look up the current research studies on www.clinicaltrials.gov
, the only trials which are currently recruiting are in Europe.
I was wondering how common it was to have long distance participants in clinical trials? Does it even get done? I wanted to email the study coordinator next week but I don't know if he knows English or not :/ I am unsure how aggressively I should pursue this. If anyone has any thoughts, that would be very helpful!