Clinical trials are designed specifically to test the effects of pharmaceutical products that haven’t been introduced to the general public yet. Clinical trials rely heavily upon volunteers to participate under the supervision of a qualified study physician along with other research staff members selected by the pharmaceutical company.
The purpose of clinical trials is to evaluate investigational drugs or treatments for safety, tolerability, and effectiveness. Additionally, all clinical trials must be approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) before the trial commences. This process helps to ensure that the patient’s rights as a participant are fully protected.