Federal regulations require you to have the best therapy available PLUS any new therapy. You will not be denied effective therapy.
To truly test if a drug works, it must be compared to a placebo. Some patients in a randomized study will receive a placebo, in addition to their usual medicines. Most studies allow patients to cross over to the experimental drug if they don't get better. Other studies allow patients access to the experimental drug after the study ends.
You can change your mind and get out of a study at any time. This is required by federal regulations on research.
If you are not sure if you qualify for a particular study and would like to learn more, contact the clinical research staff in the U-M Crohn's and Colitis Program:
Carrie L. Bergmans, BS
Tel: (734) 615-4843