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The significance of clinical trials.

Authors
  • Novitzke, Jill M1
  • 1 Zeenat Qureshi Stroke Research Center, University of Minnesota.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of vascular and interventional neurology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2008
Volume
1
Issue
1
Pages
31–31
Identifiers
PMID: 22518214
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Clinical trials are essential for the development of new treatments. Whether a person should participate depends on their understanding of the risks and benefits for themselves and for society as a whole. There are rules in place to protect human research subjects and all studies involving humans are reviewed locally to ensure that subjects are treated safely, fairly, and confidentially. Nevertheless, each subject should consider for themselves whether participation is consistent with their values. Clinical trials, when well-designed, can benefit the participants as well as the investigators, the sponsors, and the medical community.

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