Post by 2wipes1cup on Aug 31, 2013 14:11:52 GMT -5
The doctor's note thing is definitely true. My first screening ever was at , back when I was a drinker, and I failed due to ALT and was mailed a note I had to take to a doctor and have him fax back to them. I did this 8 months later and got into another study (and spent $200 on the doctor).
At the second study, my IV crapped out right before dosing, and some numbnutz staff member try to reinsert it. That didn't work, and now I'm blacklisted from IV studies there.
Third time, I checked in and was told before dosing that an enzyme was slightly-elevated but not clinically significant. Yet I was given another doctor referral. I stopped messing with after that.
Nice facility, but a bit Orwellian with the sterility and strictness.
On a plus: despite never completing a study there, I made $800 off of them that year. So at least you don't lose money...assuming you live in the tri-state area.
Last Edit: Aug 31, 2013 14:13:20 GMT -5 by 2wipes1cup
As for testing, I saw lots of guys having issues. They really try to work with you, they'll retest you again and again, but in the end, they are strict.
Thanks for another great post. I'm curious to know what kind of "issues" did you see?
First off, Carmel, thanks for the encouragements.
I second the ALT is the main issue, they want < 41, that's the main problem I saw. I also had an ALT issue at my first check in, I was 48 (I put mad miles on my bike, up and down the beach before leaving FL), they retested me at 5AM, before dosing, and I had come down enough that they felt I was not going to elevate again. They dosed me as scheduled. I've sense screened again (and this is 100% my fault) I went nuts working out because I only had a few days window (= I was sore for 2 weeks from it) and it pushed my ALT up to 70, they were desperate for this study and still admitted me, but when they tested me again and 5AM, I had come down, but only to 60, however they felt with my past ALT and this, that it was not going to be a good bet on their part, I was still paid $250 + $$ screening. I now need a DR note before I can screen with them again. I know it was the workouts plus a few other stupid things I did to create the unPerfect Storm (beside the burnout workouts I drank heavily a few days before, ate some SPICY Turkish food the day before, a fatty steak that week, some dunkin donuts...everything I shouldn't have done.) It was bad choices, 100% in my control.
I still like , they will try to work with you, but in the end, if you're not with in range, you won't dose.
I still say, if you pass everywhere else, if you're healthy, is a good clinic.
**On another note, my buddy was doing a study with them recently, they checked in, hung out all day and then went for orientation. They get the big CBomb = Canceled, the drug is causing damage. Bummer right, yeah, normally, at most places, BIG BUMMER, PAID THEM IN FULL for the whole study!!! I also knew of one other guy who had a "possible" AE (ECG) and they dropped him early = PAID IN FULL!!! So they are very good about keeping their end of the bargain.
**One more thing, I found there's a Free bus from the Union Train Station to Downtown, it stops out front same as city bus, but it's green (don't quote me on it being green, but I see it as green in my mind and I'm pretty good about that.) AND MEGABUS is now running NY to New Haven, but only once a day each way.
From what I read here, it sounds like a good facility since the policy is to be strict about criminal backgrounds. I think it is fair to give people a chance but they better not mess up and just follow rules of proper behavior. No aggression toward staff or other volunteers, have consideration for others, don't harass, bully, intimidate or start fights with others. Too many clinics are filled with volunteers who create a hell hole. Of course a lot of these types of volunteers do not necessarily have a documented felony or jail time in their backgrounds.
But mostly, it seems that whoever started and posted on this discussion has not identified the clinic out-rightly. Is it a legal hazard to mention the name of the clinic?
This post of mine is recent, (in 2021) compared to the very last post which was in 2014, so this thread is rather old. Has the clinic changed or gone out of business?
they were talking about [edit for censorship - phaser] in new haven, across from yale. i screened there once early in my career, and cannot screen again. it was before i learned that coffee makes my ekg jumpy, so i've switched to decaf.