Health insurance and referrals aren't required.
The study team will also make other assessments to be sure that you're eligible.
Gout is a kind of arthritis that can involve severe pain in a joint, often a big toe. It's caused by high levels of uric acid in your blood, which creates hard crystals in your joints and can cause pain, swelling, redness, or bumps.
People with gout may feel frustrated and suffer from a poor quality of life, and current treatments don't work well for everyone. That's why clinical research studies are hard at work researching new investigational drugs for gout that may improve gout symptoms for people in the future.
Local doctors are conducting a clinical research study of an investigational medication that is designed to work differently than most current gout medications. (Investigational means it's a drug that isn't approved for the public.)
People who qualify for this research study may have the chance to try this investigational drug, and receive an approved medication (colchicine) to prevent and treat gout flares. You don't need health insurance to participate. If you're interested in exploring this option, click the link to the online questionnaire to get started.