Understanding Clinical Trials

What Are Clinical Trials?

Clinical trials are a type of research that studies and establish the safety and efficacy of any new drug in human population.
Clinical trials are carefully designed, conducted, documented and reported to ensure the rights, safety, and well-being of the trial subjects. People of all ages can take part in clinical trials, including children.
Medicine and patient care have evolved over time. But this would not have been possible without the revolutionary advances made through clinical trials and without the people who have volunteered to participate in these clinical trials.


Every drug, device, test, tool, technique and technology used in medicine today was once tested in volunteers who took part in clinical trials.

Clinical Trials Are Typically Conducted in Four Phases

Each stage of a clinical trial has its own purpose in ensuring that a drug is safe and effective for use by the public.

Clinical Trials –Risks Versus Benefits

Each clinical trial has its own benefits and risks. Some of the potential benefits of clinical trials include:

Some Possible Risks of Being in a Clinical Trial Can Include

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