A way to study new drugs, devices and treatments to see if they are safe and work in people.
How to say: Clinical trial
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A clinical trial compares the study treatment to another treatment or even no treatment. A clinical trial is designed to answer research questions.
WORDS OPPOSITE TO CLINICAL TRIAL
- FDA Resource: “Basics about Clinical Trials”
- Harvard Catalyst Brochure for Research Participants: “What is a Clinical Trial?”
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