Clinical Trials

Available at Select Locations

Active Trials

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 and The Little Clinic, we can help to determine your eligibility.

ARGONAUT

ARGONAUT, currently recruiting in Toledo, Ohio, is a clinical study 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.

E.mbrace

E.mbrace, currently recruiting in Kettering, Ohio is a clinical study sponsored by Janssen Pharmaceuticals to assess the effectiveness and safety of a vaccine in the prevention of blood infections. The goal of this study is to help prevent blood infections in the future.

ARGONAUT

ARGONAUT, currently recruiting in Toledo, Ohio, is a clinical study 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.

E.mbrace

E.mbrace, currently recruiting in Kettering, Ohio is a clinical study sponsored by Janssen Pharmaceuticals to assess the effectiveness and safety of a vaccine in the prevention of blood infections. The goal of this study is to help prevent blood infections in the future.

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 and The Little Clinic 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.

Professional Collaboration

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

Patient Engagement

By promoting health and wellness through pharmacy, grocery, dietitian, and The Little Clinic 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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

    1. An observational study to learn more about predictors of colorectal cancer (ARGONAUT).

    2. A clinical research study to assess the effectiveness and safety of an investigational vaccine in the prevention of bloodstream infection caused by E. coli (E.mbrace).

    Clinical trials will be conducted in select pharmacies and clinics. 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.

    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 Kroger is supporting clinical studies related to nutrition and behavioral health with the University of Cincinnati, some Kroger pharmacies and The Little Clinic locations are also active sites for pharmaceutical company sponsored clinical trials.

Tools & Resources

Services and availability vary by location. Pharmacy, Clinic, and Telenutrition services are available in select areas. Access our pharmacy locator to find a pharmacy near you. The Little Clinic practices in the following states only: AZ, KY, OH, TN, CO, IN, GA, KS, VA. Access our clinic locator to find a clinic near you. Telenutrition services where medical nutrition therapy is provided are not available in AK, MT, NJ, NY, SC, WY, or where otherwise prohibited by applicable law.