Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder that appears in the form of motor or vocal tics. Diagnosing TS can be difficult because it often exists with other mental, behavioral, or developmental conditions, such as ADHD and OCD. The severity of tics typically decreases as children grow into adulthood, but some people may have persistent and severe tics their entire lives.
The causes of TS are unknown and there are limited therapies available to manage tics. Meridian is conducting a clinical research study for an investigational medication for children aged 6 to 17 with TS.
Must be age 6 to 17
Must weigh at least 39.6 lbs
Must exhibit both motor and vocal tics
May receive compensation for time and travel
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 join — you can decide if the study is right for your child.
You can also talk to a Meridian enrollment specialist about this study by calling (912) 623-2240.
Meridian Clinical Research
6602 Waters Avenue, Building C
Savannah, GA 31406
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 my child benefit from this study?
Your child is 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 your child and others worldwide.
Is participation voluntary after I submit our information?
Yes. Participation in a study is entirely voluntary. In the informed consent process, you’ll learn about the product being studied, your child’s role in the trial, potential side effects, tests that will be performed, and the number of visits required. You will need to sign an informed consent form to join the study only after you fully understand your child’s role in the study.
Will my child get a physical exam?
If your child joins the study, they will receive a physical exam. Your child may also receive specific exams or tests — the results of which may be shared with you.
Will I receive compensation?
While participation in a clinical study is voluntary, you may be reimbursed for your study-related travel and expenses. 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 reimbursement 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.