Are Clinical Trials Right for Me?

In 1938, the U.S. Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act set the standards for clinical trials and how medications and treatments are evaluated and released to the public. Clinical trials have continued to grow and offer new opportunities for medical advancement. Even over-the-counter medicines, like ibuprofen, exist today because of clinical trials! However, we would be …

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Clinical Trial Process: How Treatments are Tested and Approved

On average, the clinical trial process takes 12 years from the time a new treatment goes from lab testing to your medicine cabinet. via GIPHY Only five out of 5,000 medical treatments that enter preclinical tests make it to human tests; of those 5 clinically-tested drugs, only 1 is approved. That means each new potential …

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