Learn More About Clinical Trials

Clinical trials make new treatments possible by ensuring the safety and efficacy of promising new drugs and devices.

What is a clinical trial?

Clinical trials are research studies that assess the effectiveness and safety of a medication or device. Clinical trials are usually put into place to determine if a new therapy for a specific disease is more effective than the current U.S. Drug and Food Administration (FDA) approved treatment. Sometimes, clinical trials are utilized to determine if an FDA approved treatment can be effective and safe in an entirely different condition.

Efficacy and safety studies for a clinical trial are always tested on animal subjects prior to being approved by the FDA to begin studies on humans.

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Learn more about clinical studies enrolling in your area.