Clinical trials are research studies that test new medications, new uses for existing medications, or new ways of using existing medications (controlled release or inhaled instead of a pill) in humans. The purpose of clinical trials is to assess efficacy, safety and tolerability of new potential treatments.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates all clinical trials in the USA. The FDA requires companies to show that new medications are both safe and effective before approving them.
Research Volunteers play a critical role in developing new treatments.
Patients who take part in clinical trials have an opportunity to contribute to the progress, knowledge, and future treatment of medical conditions.
People volunteer to participate in clinical trials for many different reasons. Choosing to participate in research is an important personal decision. We will provide you with comprehensive information and straightforward answers to your questions regarding the risks and benefits of participating.
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