Any time we receive a prescription or even do something as basic as pop a painkiller or take a decongestant, we’re reaping the benefits of those who participate in a clinical drug development trial. Medical research studies help medical professionals figure out what treatments are safe for use. In short, any treatment or drug we undergo has already been tried by thousands of people before being released onto the mainstream market. Those who participate in medical research studies or clinical trials often have the first access to groundbreaking new treatments that can save thei
The ins and outs of clinical drug development can be confusing and complicated. It is a system designed to be thorough and meticulous to ensure that adequate levels of safety and research ethics are complied with throughout the process. Most Americans (over 95% according to one study) never participate in clinical drug development studies, yet the value of such medical research studies is significant. Just over 45% of those surveyed indicated that they somewhat agreed with the statement: Participating in clinical trials is as important to the health care system as donating blood. So how do clinical trials work?