Clinical Trials & Support Groups
If you have gout, you may want to participate in clinical trials or studies. Your participation can help researchers better understand gout and find new ways to better diagnose, safely treat and prevent the disease. Clinical trials are a necessary step in gaining approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for drug use.
If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial, visit the National Institutes of Health clinical trials website. You can use the search feature to look for clinical studies involving gout and other related health issues.
You can also visit the CenterWatch Clinical Trials Resource Center to learn more about clinical research and new medical therapies for treating gout and rheumatology-related conditions.
Gout is an extremely painful form of inflammatory arthritis. It can decrease the ability to complete day-to-day activities, and often changes the overall quality of life for the people it affects. For those who suffer from chronic and painful gout attacks, participating in support groups can be beneficial.