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What is a clinical research trial?

It's a medical research study that is conducted to determine the effectiveness and safety of a drug or treatment. It's also used to discover the side effects, if any. Humans are used for clinical trials. Animal testing occurs at the pre-clinical trials.

Clinical trial information:

• Helps regulatory authorities decide if a drug should be

   approved for use in their country

 

• Guides health professionals in their decisions about the

  drugs and treatments that are prescribed for their patients

 

• Assists consumers use OTC (over-the-counter) and

  prescription medications properly

 

Why do people volunteer?

There are many reasons why people volunteer for clinical trials, including:

 

• free comprehensive physical exam

• financial compensation

• new medical knowledge

• personal satisfaction