Benefits of Participating in a Clinical Trial
After testing in animals, the medication is tested in healthy volunteers to further evaluate how the body processes it and to look for side effects.
Medications given to the diseased patients are examined for reactions, side effects, and dosage(s) needed for treatment.
The medication is evaluated in volunteers with the disease to gain further knowledge about its effectiveness in treating the disease
Trials are continued for impacts to the body, & effectiveness at treating existing/new diseases. Typically done after treatment is approved by FDA for general use.