Would You Trust This Craigslist Clinical Trial?

There’s a CRPS clinical trial being listed on Craigslist. Not kidding. You can check it out here.

Now, am I the only one who finds that really odd?

When I think of Craigslist, I think of furniture with strange stains and misspelled listings for apartments and barter-like exchanges in the back lot of K-mart.

Which isn’t to say that I don’t love Craigslist. I’m what you’d call frugal? A tightwad? Stingy? Whatever. Point is, I like a deal and Craigslist is full of them.

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Doesn’t mean I would’ve thought to put “Craigslist” and “healthcare” in the same sentence. But here I am, doing exactly that thanks to the Great Lakes Clinical Trials.

These trial physicians, whose home base is in the Chicago area, are hosting a CREATE-1 Clinical Study for anyone who has unexplained symptoms pointing to CRPS or was diagnosed with the chronic pain condition within the last half year.

The goal of the study is to collect data regarding a potential new oral medication. So no infusions or shots for this. That’s one major positive—here are a couple others:

  • Care associated with the study is all free—that means trial doctor visits as well as the treatment itself.
  • There’s the possibility of monetary compensation for participating.
  • The study is less than a year—only 6-7 months.
  • You can quit if you so choose. Participating is completely voluntary.
  • You’d become a part of medical research that could help thousands for generations.

Most importantly, this thing actually looks legit. Seriously. This Craigslist clinical trial has a full website with all the details here.

Honestly, this strikes me as a way better deal than any lounge chair I’ve gotten from Craigslist—and I’ve gotten a lot of good chairs.

If you’re interested, review the trial information and see if you qualify. They have sites all around North America and Australia, so don’t let distance stop you from exploring your options.


Kiki Jones

Kiki Jones

Kiki’s family loves to say, “People are like a baking project. At some point, they’re just done and they’re who they’re going to be.” Well, Kiki still has some baking to do, and she learns a lot from her loved ones living with chronic conditions, including mental illness and Behcet’s disease. With a BA in English, she’s using her skills to tell the stories of people like them.

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