ABOUT CLINICAL TRIALS
What is a clinical trial?
A clinical trial (or research study) is a study carried out to help doctors learn more about the effectiveness of new medicines and/or treatments. Usually, these studies are conducted to compare a new treatment to a treatment that is already offered to the public. The information gained from these clinical trials helps researchers find out if these new medicines and/or treatments are safe for humans to use and if they produce the intended effect.
Who can participate?
Every clinical trial has its own rules about who can participate. Some studies call for people with a certain disease, a certain gender, age group, etc.
How long do trials last?
Each clinical trial lasts a specific amount of time, depending on the medicine and/or treatment being tested. You will be informed of the specific time requirement before you agree to enter a study.
By enrolling in a clinical trial, you can contribute to society by helping to develop new therapies for patients, be an integral part of cutting edge scientific research and receive reimbursement for your time and efforts.