Clinical research studies (also known as clinical trials) help make healthcare better. They do this by answering questions with the help of people like you. These might be about potential new medications, devices or procedures. For example:
- Does our study medication improve your condition?
- Does it cause any side effects?
- Does it work how we thought it would?
Each study is run by a team of doctors and nurses. This team follows a detailed plan. A group of scientists, lawyers and patients approve this plan before the study starts. Their job is to make sure that your health is the study’s top priority.
See If You Can Take Part Today!
Liberty Asthma Quest is a clinical research study. It will assess a potential new medication for people with asthma who take:
A daily inhaled corticosteroid (also called a controller/maintenance medication)
A second controller/maintenance medication
We’ll do this by asking whether or not the study medication can reduce asthma symptoms and if it causes any side effects.
If you take part, you’ll be on the study for up to 69 weeks.
This period lasts for 3-5 weeks, but you should only visit a study clinic once. During this visit, we’ll conduct some tests to make sure that you and the study are a good fit.
During this period (which lasts for 52 weeks), you’ll receive either the study medication or a placebo. You’ll visit the study clinic every 2 weeks for the first 12 weeks, followed by once a month. This allows us to check your health and measure your lung function.
This period lasts for 12 weeks and you’ll visit a study clinic once a month. You won’t receive the study medication or placebo, but we’ll continue checking your health and measuring your lung function, while monitoring any lasting effects.
|Screening period||Dosing period||Follow Up Period|
|Groups 1a and 1b||Your usual controller medication(s)||Your usual controller medication(s) PLUS an injection of the study medication (one of 2 different doses) once every 2 weeks||Your usual controller medication(s)|
|Groups 2a and 2b||Your usual controller medication(s)||Your usual controller medication(s) PLUS an injection of a placebo (dummy medication, one of two different volumes) once every 2 weeks||Your usual controller medication(s)|