Gout is a common form of inflammatory arthritis that can be very painful. Symptoms can fluctuate in intensity from flares to relatively no symptoms (remission). Hyperuricemia, or an elevated level of uric acid in the blood, may exist for many years before the first clinical attack of gout. Sustained hyperuricemia is the precursor of gout.
Meridian is seeking participants with hyperuricemia and gout for a Phase 3 clinical trial for an investigational medication for the condition.
Must be age 18 to 85
Must have hyperuricemia and a history or presence of gout
Must NOT experience an acute gout attack within 2 weeks of screening for the study
Must NOT have secondary hyperuricemia
Must NOT have received pegloticase
Will receive an investigational medication or allopurinol or placebo at no cost
Will receive compensation for study-related time
Do not need insurance to join this study
For more information, complete the form on this page. After you submit your information, a Meridian enrollment specialist will call you to talk about the study. There is no obligation to participate — you can decide if the study is right for you.
You can talk to a Meridian enrollment specialist about this study by calling (712) 639-6200.
Submit your information
Norfolk: Meridian Clinical Research, 3400 W Norfolk Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68701
Portsmouth: Meridian Clinical Research, 3235 Academy Ave., Suite 300, Portsmouth, VA 23703
After you submit your information, a Meridian enrollment specialist will contact you.
Participating in a study is an important decision — we’re here to help you before, during, and after studies.
Please note: Health insurance is NOT required to join.
Will I benefit from this study?
You are not guaranteed to benefit from being in a clinical study. However, information gathered in this study may help uncover better ways to treat condition(s) for you and others worldwide.
Is participation voluntary after I submit my information?
Yes. Participation in a study is entirely voluntary. In the informed consent process, you’ll learn about the product being studied, your role in the study, potential side effects, tests that may be performed, and the number of visits that may be required. You will need to sign an informed consent form to join the study only after you fully understand your role in the study.
Will I receive compensation?
While participation in a clinical study is voluntary, you may be paid for study-related time. After you submit your information, a Meridian enrollment specialist will call you to talk about the study. Staff at the research clinic will discuss possible payment with you.
Founded in 1999 in Omaha, NE, Meridian studies the safety and effectiveness of new medicines, devices, and treatments. Its mission is to enrich lives by providing quality, compassionate care to patients and unparalleled clinical research services. Clinical studies help scientists develop life-changing medicines, but it starts with you — participation makes it all possible. For more than 20 years, thousands of patients have trusted Meridian because of our focus on creating a positive patient experience.