Clinical trials can provide patients with a high standard of healthcare and additional support. For some that includes early access to modern medicines that aren't publicly available in New Zealand. Clinical trials bring forward advancements in treatments for many diseases and health conditions.
Clinical trials also have additional benefits for the health sector and the economy.
● Top clinicians engage in clinical trials and are likely to stay in New Zealand.
● DHB staff gain additional knowledge.
● Every dollar spent on a trial is projected as an at least four-fold net economic benefit for society.
● Phase 4 studies can lead to further cost savings.
To find a clinical trial in New Zealand in your area or for a certain disease/condition, you can use the search functions on the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry or on ClinicalTrials.gov. websites.
Speak to your doctor or specialist who should have information on clinical trials that may be suitable for you.
You can also contact a patient support group or disease charity and they may be able to give you information on clinical trials for certain diseases/conditions.
Medicines New Zealand Guidelines on Clinical Trials - Compensation for Injury Resulting from Participation in an Industry-Sponsored Clinical Trial
The following table provides information on entities in New Zealand involved in clinical trials