Post by dangermouse on Sept 23, 2011 16:35:50 GMT -5
Twice in this month alone now have I been denied from participating in a study, because I wasn't on any form of birth control. First with that $6,700 Covance study out in Evansville, and now a Parexel study that paid $2,120. At first, I thought it might have soing to do with the sponsors wanting to observe drug interaction between the study drug, and the contraceptive pills, but if that were the case then non-hormonal forms of contraception, such as cervical caps, wouldn't be legit.
Why aren't I on any forms of contraception? Might have soing to do with me being a lesbian and all. Being a pro lab rat is a "pay to play" line of work, but women of child bearing potential have to jump through more hoops. First to pay to see a doctor and get a prescription for birth control, and then for the birth control itself. Both of these studies required documentation 30 days prior to screening. I wasn't told this with the Covance study, and foolishly had bought a non-refundable Greyhound ticket at that point.
I know PAREXEL has studies that will allow abstinence sometimes you might have to agree to use condom / spermicide even though you have an alternative life style you are correct the sponsors seem to be asking a lot more from females of child bearing potential. My friend just screened for a study it paid $ 2, 470. I believe they ave another that pays $ 6,020.00 that you might be eligible for. GOOD LUCK
Post by dangermouse on Sept 26, 2011 11:24:59 GMT -5
Thanks. I've scheduled an appt. for that $4,070 study with NJ Celerion. Originally, the screening was supposed to be on 9/27, but it's been pushed back to 10/13...grrr.
I also just got off the phone with Seaview (Jacksonville), and the sponsor of a study that's got my attention (10/18 - 11/13 w/follow-up on 11/21 for at least $4,200) is also pretty much making the same requirement, I think. I'm not sure if I need to have a doctor's prescription 30 days prior to screening. The screener I spoke to didn't say so, though I did ask.