What Is A Clinical Trail?
It can take a dozen years (or more) of research and development to determine if an investigational drug is safe and effective before it becomes available to the public.
Clinical Trials are essential in this process. After ensuring safety, the next logical step is to introduce trials conducted with humans to further ensure the product meets standards.
These trials can be for generic copies of pre-existing drugs or for drugs that are not yet approved for use. Without the participation of volunteers, developments and improvements could not be made.
Only those 18 years of age or over can participate, if they meet specific criteria related to (for example) sex, age and/or Body Mass Index for any given study.
In terms of compensation, participants receive between $1,000 and $4,000 for participating with BioPharma, depending on length of the clinical trial, length of stay and follow-ups. The compensation is not specifically related to risks or type of drug involved in the trials or studies.
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