Sylvana Research has been conducting research on investigational medications for approximately 30 years. We perform research studies year-round for indications such as allergies, asthma, hypertension and psoriasis. We are contracted by the Pharmaceutical Industry to perform these studies, to help gain FDA approval for the medication. Most research protocols require that subjects take investigational medication for a certain period of time and keep a diary of their symptoms. Some protocols have placebos (sugar pills), while some do not. Patients are compensated for time and travel expenses in each study. Compensation is different depending on the amount of time involved, etc., in each study. If you have further questions or inquiries about clinical research or the history of the FDA, please feel free to contact us. To learn more about our clinical trials, visit our study volunteer and pharm sponsors sections.