Clinical Trials 101

    Medical research studies

    Clinical Trials 101
    Medical research studies are pertinent to helping scientists and doctors find medicine that works well for a variety of ailments and disorders. In clinical drug development, informed consent is crucial for success. Informed consent is so important that in the 9th revision of the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Code it has its own section, 8.02. If researchers plan on using children, defined as anyone younger than 18, in a study, they are legally required to obtain consent from their parent or guardian of the child.

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