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Seniors with Overactive Bladder

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015


Finding the right treatment for people with OAB

We understand how distressing overactive bladder (OAB) can be.  And you’re not alone.  In fact, more than 200 million people around the world suffer from the condition.*  Because different age groups react in different ways to medications, it’s important to find out what medications work best for who and why.  That’s why the PILLAR clinical study will look at how a medication approved to treat OAB symptoms affects people with OAB who are greater or equal to 65 years old.

What is a clinical research study?

Every year, thousands of people around the world take part in clinical studies.  These volunteers help us answer questions about potential new medications or existing medications that are already in use.  Each study is governed by strict regulations and participants are monitored throughout.

What does participation involve?

Participation in the PILLAR study lasts for 20 weeks.  If you take part, you’ll be given either the study drug or a placebo (a ‘dummy’ medication) for 12 weeks.  You’ll also visit CCRstudies in New London about once a month to have your health and cognition assessed.  These study-related medications and procedures are at no cost to study participants.


To learn more about the study for seniors with Overactive Bladder, call 860-443-4567.


Study conducted by Robert M. Spitz, MD