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Clinical Trials Update: Oct. 24, 2006

Constipation Restless Legs Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

(HealthDay News) -- Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy of Thomson CenterWatch:

Constipation

This clinical research study will evaluate an investigational drug to treat constipation associated with narcotic painkillers. Volunteers 18 or older who are taking a prescription narcotic such as morphine or Oxycontin for non-cancer related pain and who have constipation (three or fewer bowel movements per week) may qualify.

The research site is in Tucson, Ariz.

More information

Please see http://www.centerwatch.com/patient/studies/cat247.html.

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Restless Legs

This research study will evaluate an investigational medication for restless legs syndrome (RLS), characterized by an uncomfortable sensation in the legs accompanied by an urge to move them. Symptoms of RLS are more noticeable when the legs are at rest and usually worsen during the early evening or nighttime hours.

The research site is in Oklahoma City, Okla.

More information

Please see http://www.centerwatch.com/patient/studies/cat430.html.

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Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

This research study will evaluate the effectiveness of an investigational medication to treat seniors with high blood pressure. Candidates at least 65 years of age with high blood pressure may be eligible.

The research site is in Santa Fe, N.M.

More information

Please see http://www.centerwatch.com/patient/studies/cat85.html.

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