Without clinical trials, the healthcare industry’s ability to make fast and effective treatments would slow to a crawl. These studies are integral to researchers’ abilities to learn and adapt to illnesses.
There are many different types of clinical trials, and each one provides a different set of benefits. Coordinating with the FDA, medical professionals can use the knowledge from these trials to make great strides in medicine.
Clinical Research Varieties
Below are different types of clinical studies with information on what they involve and how they can benefit.
It’s important to note that not all clinical trials require those affected by a disease or illness.
Healthy volunteers have an essential role to play. They can assist with providing necessary information regarding psychological tests, blood-testing, brain research, and a family history of medical needs that can help researchers learn about how some conditions are genetically predisposed.
Everyone can help make a difference in the field of medicine.
Sometimes a better understanding of how a process works makes it easier for someone to understand how it can be beneficial. Here is a breakdown of how the trials are conducted to see how scientists use this research.
This is the first time an experimental drug or treatment is used on a small group of healthy people that do not carry the disease of interest. Researchers are trying to determine what dosage is safe and whether there are any side effects to the medication.
The treatment is now expanded to include a broader audience to determine whether it is safe and effective. This phase of the trial also incorporates only participants who have the disease being studied.
The medicine is tested on a larger group, and researchers continue to monitor, using the information they acquire to validate its safety and effectiveness, but they also compare it to other standard treatments.
In this final phase, once the FDA approves the usage of the treatment, post-marketing studies collect additional information to help best determine the drug’s risks and benefits. Researchers also determine the best ways to use the drug for maximum effectiveness.
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