Clinical trials are intended to advance medical knowledge. Clinical trials are also called clinical studies or research studies. Clinical trials are the safest and most effective way to find new treatments and interventions and to improve health outcomes.
Clinical trials may be conducted to determine if a new agent or device is safe and effective for people to use. Sometimes clinical trials are conducted to discover new ways of using existing treatments, or to compare existing treatments to find out which is better.
Types of clinical trials include:
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