May 30, 2013
About Clinical Research Trials: Clinical trials are designed to test and study the safety and effectiveness of investigational medications or treatments. Some trials also look at new uses of medicines that are already approved by the FDA. Participants in clinical trials play an active role in their own health care, gain access to cutting edge research treatments before they are available to the general public. Your participation in a clinical trial also helps others by contributing to the development of these new treatments.