Why Are Clinical Trials Important?

Why Are Clinical Trials Important?

January 19, 2016

Clinical trials are a core component of medical advances. They are an important step in the FDA drug-approval process and they provide researchers with invaluable data about a drugs efficacy and side effects.

Over 4,000 experimental drug therapies are active today, and that number will continue to increase in the future. Millions of Americans depend on medications, which is why researchers are devoted to exploring the best treatments available.

A few reasons why clinical research is so important include:

Clinical studies generate significant scientific data

Researchers investigate medication efficacy, potency, dosing, side effects, as well as drug impact on certain segments of the population. Clinical researchers closely monitor participants for changes and meticulously document findings. Close contact with the participant is irreplaceable in the drug approval process and is mandatory (for good reason) prior to releasing a medication to the general public.

Clinical trials lead to better treatment and improved medications

Researchers begin a clinical study uncertain of its outcome. They may have tested similar drugs and formulated educated hypotheses, but they can never truly know the effects of a medication without carrying out a study. Clinical trials help researchers compare and contrast medications, which leads to better outcomes for patients. 

Clinical trials are revolutionizing modern medicine

Many of today’s advances are direct results of clinical studies, and because of the diligent work of researchers, people have lived longer and healthier lives. Diseases that impact millions, like diabetes or cancer, are at the forefront of medical development. These clinical studies are of particular importance to the general public because they serve to help such a large proportion of the population.

At Orlando Clinical Research Center, we offer a variety of clinical trials and research studies in which you can participate in our state-of-the-art clinical research facility. We explain our methodology to every participant and we pride ourselves on the policies we put into place to keep everyone safe — both our staff, and study volunteers.

If you are interested in participating, please tell us a little more about yourself in the Contact section of the home page and we will respond to you to determine your eligibility for current and future studies.