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If you are in the St. Louis, Missouri, area, and dealing with foot pain from diabetes, then you may be interested in a currently enrolling study from the Healthcare Research Network.

The 13-week study will be evaluating the safety and efficacy of Qutenza — a patch made with capsaicin, the substance that gives hot peppers their kick — in people who have diabetic foot pain.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, must have been diagnosed with diabetic peripheral neuropathy in both feet, and must have access to a phone. Women who are pregnant are nursing are not eligible to participate.

All participants will be compensated for their time and travel and will receive free study medicine and medical care.

For more information about the trial, including complete eligibility requirements, visit the CenterWatch Web site. And to learn more about participating in the study, click here to contact a recruiter.

This blog entry was written by Web Editor Diane Fennell.

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