If you want to earn a $75-$1100 you could always sell your body for money. Medical research companies are always looking for volunteers to test their drugs. The drugs must be approved for clinical trials by Health Canada, so I don't think that you would die from participating in these studies. However there might be some side effects from taking these drugs.

Two companies conducting medical research are Biovail Contract Research and Allied Research International.

There are quite a few conditions that have to be met in order to participate. You will have to fill out a long questionnaire, and depending on the type of study being conducted, there is a good chance you might be found ineligible to participate. However, the company usually will keep your information on file and you should get a call back you are eligible for a future study. Biovail has a subject database of more than 38,000 healthy adult volunteers.

There are basically two types of studies. The short session and the long session.

The short session studies are a few hours to one day. These studies usually require that you have a medical or physical condition that the company is researching. You participate by providing a blood or urine sample.

The long session studies are a few days. You will have to take the medication being tested. You will also have to stay at the research facility and provide regular blood, urine, and other samples. Most require that you continue to take the medication and return for follow up visits.

I know someone who participated in one of Biovail's long session studies. It was a 24 hour study. He was confined to their facility, had to take an unknown drug and provided blood samples every two hours. He said the facility was like staying in a hospital. They had a TV and a pool table. However he found it difficult to play pool with band aids on both arms from the needles. He earned $300 on completion. Who said selling your body for money was easy!

That was 12 years ago and he has not developed any super powers like in Stephen King's book Firestarter. So I don't think that there were any long term effects from the drug that he took.

Biovail Short Session Study

Study No.:

3553

Study Start Date:

Thursday June 26, 2008

Required Availability:

Approximately 2 hours on Thursday Morning

Number of Sessions:

One short session (2 hours) with no return visits

Compensation:

$75.00 upon completion of the study

Smoking or Non-Smoking: Smoking
Volunteers required:

Males & Females

Age Range:

18 years of age and older

Additional comments:

We are looking for healthy males and females, not currently taking any medications, who smoke light cigarettes to give a urine sample.

No Confinement period.



Biovail Long Session Study

Study No.:

3614

Study Start Date:

Sunday June 29, 2008

Required Availability:

Period 1:
Enter the clinic on Sunday June 29, evening
Exit the clinic on Tuesday July 1, morning (8-10am)

Period 2:
Enter the clinic on Wednesday July 9, evening
Exit the clinic on Friday July 11, morning (8-10am)

Number of Sessions:

2 sessions inclusive with no return visits

Compensation:

$1,100 upon completion of the study

Smoking or Non-Smoking: Non-Smoking
Volunteers required:

Males & Females

Age Range:

18 - 55

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