Research studies have helped in the development of several new medications.
What are Clinical Trials?
Clinical trials are research investigations in which people volunteer to test new treatments, interventions or tests as a means to prevent, detect, treat or manage various diseases or medical conditions. Some investigations look at how people respond to a new intervention and what side effects might occur.
Being part of a clinical trial may have risks, but it may also have benefits.
Researchers are required to follow strict rules to make sure that participants are safe. These rules are enforced by the Federal Government. Each clinical trial also follows a careful study plan or protocol that describes what the researchers will do.
- New treatments
- Free medical care
- More frequent health check-ups
- Chance to help others
- You play a more active role in your own health care.
- No insurance required.