Image by Sanofi Pasteur via Flickr
A regulated test on person for a specific disease or condition is a clinical trial. The goal that a clinical trial has can vary. It can be for a better way to treat a condition or it can be conducted as a new way to treat a disease. A clinical trial enhances medical knowledge no matter what the purpose of the clinical trial. Clinical trials can test new treatments, medical therapies or drugs. Medication is not always involved they will alter a person’s sleep or eating habits. Each clinical trial is specific to age, gender, medical history demographics, and so on.
Being a participant in clinical trial research has numerous benefits. The trial participant will be treated by a top health care provider and researcher and will play a important role in helping with the advancements in treatments and therapies. If nobody volunteers for these trials then it would mean not being able to learn something important about a disease. The volunteer participant will get to use the newest and most advanced treatments used. The treatments and medications that the participant uses in the trial is usually free. Some of the participants may have ran out of other options in their treatment and are now participating in the trial to get the newest technology available.
Why do we need clinical trials? A clinical trial can help us determine how a treatment will affect a patient. Some people may be given a medication that could be harmful to them. A treatment may improve someone’s condition and they may be missing out on taking the medication.