Drugs and medications you see in markets does never arrive shelves just after their preparation in fact they have to go through a range of tests before they are placed in the shelves of some pharmacy. Before they are prepared they under go a series of experimentations at lab then from there these drugs have to move for the CLINICAL TRIALS and then have to go through the inspection and analysis series by FDA.
No just freshly composed drugs but already in use and renown drugs do also undergo trails to confirm their effectiveness and long-term safety. Clinical Trails are taken subsequently for generic drugs to assure they still are as safe as they were when they had been approved for use.
Moving aside from the drugs, I would like to mention here new techniques and instruments aimed at clinical, diagnostic and surgical use undergo clinical trial.
The clinical trails are conducted over humans, but the question here is what are the reasons, which make one to present her for experimentation? The answer to this question however is so simple, saying that people who are severely ill or those who are not responding to the treatments do join clinical trail. They join in to seek new horizon for themselves.
It is sure that clinical trials do bring benefits to the trail giver and have risks. Benefits are like accessing new methods and drugs for treating a disease or disorder. Risks are also manifold like side effects or negative reactions of the treatment or drug.
Clinical trails generally are sponsored by Governmental agencies. Aside from this, health care institutions, physicians and medical equipment companies sponsor clinical trials as well.
Clinical trails are not so easy to conduct however, a number of phases are there to go through and verify effectiveness of specific treatment. Like if, you have to take a trail. You may start with your subject with certain amount of drug and then with the increasing phase you may take things cut off and then restarted and then increasing dosage and so on. With this you not only would try the effectiveness of the drug over the treatment of certain disease but you also have to check if this drug or treatment is going good with other systems and is not interrupting with well being of body. You also require checking its effect over the psychological state of your subject.
In case you are interested in joining some clinical trial then it is better to look out for a trail that ensures:
- Look out if some authority has sponsored the trail.
- Make sure you have complete knowledge about phases of trail.
- Check out the cost coverage they are offering.
- Make sure they are offering or making available for you effective treatment.
- Check out for the qualifications of the staff and look out if they meet standards of treatment.