If you or someone you know is interested in participating in one of our clinical trials, please contact us at 833–317–0661 to learn more about eligibility.

Announcing Clinical Trials

For many years, we have been committed to enhancing the quality of research in healthcare, increasing accessibility among a diverse group of participants, and illuminating the path toward improved solutions and outcomes. We pride ourselves in providing quality healthcare and truly believe that offering clinical trials to our patients and customers is a natural fit.

The Importance

Clinical trials are critical for trial sponsors to discover safe and effective treatments. Clinical trials may provide results that can help the sponsor offer patients with chronic illnesses support and opportunity to improve their quality of life, while also advancing the understanding of diseases and guiding future treatment approaches.

If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial with the Kroger Family of Stores, we can help to determine your eligibility.

In the meantime, click here to learn more about our participation in the clinical trial, ARGONAUT, focused on the differences in gut health between people with colorectal cancer and those without the condition.

A World of Care is In-Store

We have a long history of putting people first. We focus on making personal connections and improving healthcare outcomes through simple, convenient solutions in every community we serve. Access a variety of services, such as our Pharmacy, The Little Clinic LLC (“The Little Clinic”) and more, right where you shop for your groceries.

Convenient Locations

We have more than 2,800 locations in the U.S., with Pharmacy sites in many of our markets, making it easy to connect with licensed healthcare professionals who are dedicated to helping people live healthier lives.

Emphasis on Caring

We hire medical professionals who build real relationships and genuinely care for our patients. For clinical trials, our frontline workers are effectively trained with the necessary skills to support applicable clinical activities when called upon.

Convenient Locations

We have more than 2,800 locations in the U.S., with Pharmacy sites in many of our markets, making it easy to connect with licensed healthcare professionals who are dedicated to helping people live healthier lives.

Emphasis on Caring

We hire medical professionals who build real relationships and genuinely care for our patients. For clinical trials, our frontline workers are effectively trained with the necessary skills to support applicable clinical activities when called upon.

Collaboration with Healthcare Professionals

We cooperate with various healthcare professionals, practices and companies to provide top-of-the-line services to our customers and patients. These efforts can ultimately lead to more accurate and groundbreaking data.

Health & Wellness Patient Engagement

By promoting health and wellness through pharmacy, grocery, and dietician services, as well as offering digital apps to promote customer engagement, we encourage our patients to communicate with us so we can do our best to fulfill their needs.

Collaboration with Healthcare Professionals

We cooperate with various healthcare professionals, practices and companies to provide top-of-the-line services to our customers and patients. These efforts can ultimately lead to more accurate and groundbreaking data.

Health & Wellness Patient Engagement

By promoting health and wellness through pharmacy, grocery, and dietician services, as well as offering digital apps to promote customer engagement, we encourage our patients to communicate with us so we can do our best to fulfill their needs.

What We’ve Done So Far

Recently, we joined the clinical trial: ARGONAUT. It is a clinical trial sponsored by Persephone BioSciences to further the understanding of gut and immune health and how it can be applied to various disease areas like colorectal cancer. The goal of this study is to learn more about how colorectal cancer can be treated and prevented. Learn more about the ARGONAUT clinical trial and how you can participate here.

Frequently Asked Questions

    We are set to launch in-store clinical trial sites from early 2023 into late 2023. Active specific trial information is available below.

    More information on specific trials can be found here.

    We will not launch clinical trials in all stores. Trial-specific information will provide guidance on where studies are available and being conducted.

    Eligibility for involvement varies from trial-to-trial. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more, we recommend visiting specific trial pages or speaking with a healthcare professional. Find more information on clinical trials here.

    There is no cost for involvement in trials. Visit trial-specific pages to learn more.

    Compensation varies based on trial. Visit trial-specific pages to learn more.

    While we are supporting clinical studies related to nutrition and behavioral health with the University of Cincinnati, some of our stores are also active sites in cooperation with pharmaceutical company sponsored clinical trials.

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