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Synexus Trials

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Patch, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. Patch

    Patch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just had an e-mail from Diabetes.co.uk, suggesting that older T2's contact Synexus to get involved in some trials.

    I had a quick scout around their site, and found this:

    http://www.synexus.com/go/what_we_do/trial_boost/

    It looks like, if a company is carrying out a trial, and the results are not going their way, Synexus will get involved and get the trials "back on track"...

    Bit worrying. Sounds like they are "cherry picking" results of so say "impartial" trials... :(

    Do impartial trials even exist anymore? Sounds to me like a drug/treatment is developed, then the results of the clinical trials are butchered to fit the expectations/hopes of the manufacturers to allow themto sell their new product.

    SURELY clinical trials should not be subject to this kind of treatment???

    We've got no chance...
     
  2. benedict

    benedict · Well-Known Member
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    I'm something of a cynic myself about how beneficial certain trials are but my understanding of this is that Synexus simply provide a greater number of participants. It seems as though 'off target' is more to do with not meeting time scales or participant numbers.

    Benedict
     
  3. cugila

    cugila · Master

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    I agree with Benedict.......I think I am also one of the biggest sceptics around !

    I looked all over the website and nowhere does it say or imply that they are 'cherry picking' results and possibly 'fixing' the data.......it just says that they can provide numbers of patients to be part of the trials, from their database.

    This is what they do:
    Sounds fine to me. However, if anybody has any proof that isn't the case......let us know.
     
  4. croftmanor

    croftmanor · Well-Known Member

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    Hi There
    i have opted in to give this a try as i just qualify age wise, i may be too far away from any of the centres to be viable for travlleing, but it will give me an isight as to how it works
    I'll let you know
    Crofty
     
  5. phoenix

    phoenix Type 1 · Expert

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    Before any research starts a protocol is written stating what is going to be done and how. For major research this is often published. So for example here is the protocol for the study on self monitoring in T2 by Farmer and Co
    http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/1086/

    If there is any deviation from the protocol this and the reasons for will need to be submitted to any ethics/ university funding committees etc.
    The Us has a large data base of research protocols
    Here is it's section for clinical trials in Diabetes .http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?c ... ellitus%22
    Others around the world are listed here
    http://www.library.uq.edu.au/hsl/useits ... rials.html
     
  6. hanadr

    hanadr · Expert

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    Looks like a way to make the trial fit the "Known Facts"
    there's entirely too much of that sort of "Science" about
    Hana
     
  7. shirleymarye

    shirleymarye Type 2 · Active Member

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    I have just started going to Synexus for the Diabetes drug trials which is for 2 years and 2 months,I had a medical today and I will return next week for results of tests taken today. They paid for return fare by taxi to where I live and I received a hot drink and something to eat before I went home. I live about 20 miles away from the centre and I am 72 and a type 2 diabetic. You also get scans of your body and complete health check before starting. So far so good!
     
  8. Terminator 2

    Terminator 2 · Well-Known Member

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    How did it all pan out shirleymarye? Old thread I know but on the plus side your Synexus trial will have concluded :D

    Had a letter in from my GP with regards to participating in a clinical study into Dyslipidemia, hence the ask.
     
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