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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    The Complex Pharmaceutical Clinical Trial Process

    Medical research studies

    Medications are an important part of our medical world. They are needed to treat illnesses, prevent disease, and reduce pain levels. Many medications have been designed and improved upon and have been a crucial part in the complete eradication of many diseases. Although there is little question around the usefulness of pharmaceuticals, the drug evolution process is quite complex. It requires planning, testing, additional testing, and then a series of clinical trials. These clinical trials have the sole purpose of weeding out any harmful effects of the drug before they make it to the market. These clinical trials are used to measure a few important points.

    Safety

    A medication or pharmaceutical is usually not approved and sold on the market until it is considered safe. Although the majo Continue Reading