Would you consider being a human guinea pig?
Live near a hospital or university? Have you ever thought of signing up for an experiment or research study?
There are many good reasons to volunteer to participate in such experiments: the advancement of science, help with personal medical issues, the opportunity to help future generations and, it seems, the chance to pick up a bit of cash.
Often, research facilities will post studies where participants can earn anywhere from $25 to $250, more if the trial is ongoing. At the very least, sponsors will cover travel and parking and recruiters often pay for referrals, generally in the form of a gift card.
And there's no shortage of activity, in both Toronto and Montreal, at least. And recruiters seem to track the entire country.
Being a human guinea pig is fairly safe, say recruiters, particularly in this country where regulations tend to be more stringent.
Personally, I'm not sold. After all, it's your health you're playing with. But there seems to be no shortage of seats to fill.
Would you sign up for such a trial? Or have you already done so? Was it worth the money? How did things work out?
By Gordon Powers, MSN Money
Posted by: Clear & Focused | Dec 15, 2021 11:33:02 AM
It is possible that Everydaymoney selects their employees and "columnists" from the victim's-list of these experiments.
Posted by: Robert Beaudoin | Dec 18, 2021 12:36:11 PM
If you think $1000-$3000 today is worth possible horrible side effects 10 or 20 years down the road.....hey go ahead.
Really, my fellow Canadians dont do this, momentary financial gain is not worth the possible long term horror.
Posted by: M. D. | Dec 18, 2021 12:41:44 PM
In Ontario there exists such a place (Pharma Medica) that will offer atleast $1500 for volunteers to participate in such studies. It involves staying overnight at their facilities and I hear that the testing is for brands of generic drugs being introduced to the market. They have food, beds, showers, TV, computers, etc. A couple of days of your time is worth what you might make in a month. The only drawback I find is my fear of needles that will keep me from participating as blood samples have to be drawn.
Posted by: Richard | Dec 18, 2021 7:53:35 PM
I see that ``Clear & Focused`` is still ``Dazed & confused``.
Posted by: Elmo | Dec 18, 2021 11:03:18 PM
I also see that "Dazed & Confused" is the result of an experiment gone awry.
Posted by: Clear & Focused | Dec 19, 2021 10:26:12 AM
Weren't you that idiot who was hollering "plagiarism” (without even knowing how to spell it)?
HAHAHA It seems like you are unable to produce a unique thought on your own, so you resort to essentially duplicating other people’s posts – or, plagiarism.
From now on I shall call you “Hypo” instead of Elmo…
That is short for hypocrite.
So when you utter such incoherent babbling, know that it a psychological phenomenon known as transference – ie: you transfer your guilt about being a plagiarist onto others by calling them plagiarists.
Perhaps this is also true when you speak of experiments going awry… tell us Hypo, have you been subjected to these “tests”?
I must admit - you are becoming somewhat of a case study of mine, Hypo. Such societal anomalies fascinate me.
Posted by: Dana | Dec 20, 2021 10:16:20 AM
Why don't you guys exchange e-mails and banter back and forth. It's unfortunate that every thread turns into some sort of bickering between "Clear & Focussed" and another person. It's annoying!