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RLS Research and Clinical Trials

Every day, research uncovers new information about possible therapies for RLS. Your involvement in clinical studies could help in the development of medications to treat RLS. You, a family member, and many other people may benefit from your willingness to become involved.

What Is a Clinical Study?

A clinical study is carefully designed to test the effects of a medication, medical treatment, or device in a group of volunteers. Clinical studies are an important step in making new medication available. They measure the study drug's ability to treat a condition, its safety, and its possible side effects. This information helps doctors and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decide if a drug is safe and effective for an illness or disease before it is made widely available to physicians and patients.

During an individual's participation in a clinical study, he or she will see doctors and nurses frequently. In many clinical studies, participants may receive either the drug being studied or a placebo (sugar pill). Study related physical examinations, laboratory tests, and study medications are usually provided at no cost throughout the trial. In addition, travel and other expenses accrued during the study may also be reimbursed.

We Are Currently Enrolling for the Following Clinical Research Study:

A Double-Blind, Multi-Center, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study to Investigate the Efficacy and Safety of Injectafer® (Ferric Carboxymaltose) in the Treatment of Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

  • We are currently recruiting participants with restless legs syndrome.
  • Participants are randomized to receive either intravenous iron treatment (ferric carboxymaltose) or placebo (no iron).
  • Participants will be followed over a 6-week period after treatment.
  • The purpose of the study is to see how effective intravenous iron is in improving RLS symptoms.

Interested participants should call the RLS Center Study Recruiter at 410-550-1046

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Maryland Patients

To make an appointment with one of our Restless Legs Syndrome physician specialists, please call  410-550-0571.
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