More than 20% of Americans live with some form of chronic pain. Yet there has been limited advancement in treatment. This is due in large part because it can take a long time to find and research new treatments. For example, one recent pain medication underwent 39 clinical trials for 13 different conditions over 10 years, on the way to approval.
Lilly is finding new ways to shorten the amount of time it takes to discover potential chronic pain treatments. One way is by using a unique program approach to chronic pain research. With a program approach, we can efficiently research new drugs in multiple chronic pain conditions using sub-studies.
Our chronic pain research program currently includes sub-studies in three conditions: chronic low-back pain, diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain, and osteoarthritis pain.
If you’re interested in participating in our chronic pain research program, click the I’m Interested button. You’ll answer questions about yourself and may be put in contact with a research site. All of your information is kept confidential.
If you qualify, you’re the only person that can decide if participation is right for you. Each person and each research program are different, with unique risks and benefits to consider.
If you deal with chronic pain, you may want to take part in our chronic pain research program for the following reasons:
Possibly try a treatment you previously have not.
Help chronic pain research move forward.
Take an active role in your healthcare decisions.