Originally Posted by edudcixlsyd
nice. i got interviewed for one for a new pill for MS. but I don't have MS... so it sounded kind of sketchy
Completely normal. They test new drugs on healthy patients before giving them to sick patients. You'd rather have a healthy person get a little sick rather than a sick person get even worse.
My last study was for myelofibrosis (bone marrow disorder). Basically, they give you a single dose of a drug and see how it is metabolized and how it effects the body. If anything goes wrong, they do everything they can to get you back to health, all free of cost.
The studies are usually separated into tiers like group 1 gets 25mg, group 2 gets 50mg, group 3 75mg, etc. The only risks with the one I did was to the liver (which was seen when testing mice but not in humans).