What are clinical trials?

Before a drug, device or procedure is approved by a regulatory authority for use, it must be shown to be effective and safe. Typically, this is accomplished through clinical trials – studies intended to test and evaluate investigational study drugs, devices or procedures. Clinical trials are regulated by government agencies.

Why do people participate in clinical trials?

People who participate in clinical trials volunteer their time. People participate in clinical trials for many reasons. Some of these are listed below:

Contribute to medical science and potentially help themselves and others
Receive careful monitoring from medical staff throughout the clinical research study.
Receive study-related medical exams and tests.

Find out if you pre-qualify: