Clinical trials

Clinical trials

Clinical trials are essential to providing the scientific data required to determine whether new drugs, diagnostics or procedures are both safe and effective when used to diagnose and treat people.

Carefully conducted clinical trials are performed in human volunteers to provide answers to important questions. Every new treatment is usually tested in three phases of clinical trials before regulatory agencies consider it safe and effective.

Terms used in clinical trials

Answers to the most common clinical trial questions:

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