What are clinical trials?
Clinical trials are a type of medical research study that allow patients who participate to try a new medication to help with their disorder. The purpose of the study is to see how both the people, and illness, react to the treatment.
Why do we have clinical trials?
Clinical trails are important for the advancement of medical care, and everything that is FDA approved must go through clinical trials first in order to protect patients from receiving drugs, devices, or therapies that do not work. The trials are done to test every aspect of the new product, not only safety and side effects.
Who are clinical trials for?
There are clinical trials for just about anyone. This includes children or adults who have been diagnosed with a medical condition and are looking to improve their health. Even completely healthy volunteers have access to trials helping to advance our knowledge about causes, progress, and treatment of diseases.