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Q. What is a Clinical Trial?

A clinical trial is a carefully designed research study performed by physicians and other health professionals to help determine if a treatment (a medication, device, procedure, or method) is safe and effective. Clinical trials are an important step in the process of making a newly discovered treatment available to the general public.

Many of today’s most effective treatments are the direct result of knowledge gained through clinical trials.

What are the Phases of Clinical Trials?

What is a Clinical Trial Protocol?

Who Can Participate in a Trial?

What are the Benefits, Disadvantages and Risks of Participating in a Clinical Trial?

How are Trial Participants Protected?

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