Clinical trials give us the best idea of what might work and what won’t when we talk about medicines and the health care. They work best when we talk about serious diseases like cancer and tumors. The best part of the clinical trials is they have an answer to two of the most significant and unanswered questions till now.
Question #1 How much is the clinical trial free from danger?
The first thing to consider before answering this question is knowing that no treatments are 100 percent safe. All of them have a level of risk involved. Even the one that has been most commonly used is not done without the involvement of risks. The question is ” Are the benefits of this new treatment more than the possible risks associated with it?”
Question #2 Is the human body fit for clinical treatment?
All the treatments that are evolved are first tested on animals, but they are soon implemented on humans. In the case of new treatments, if it works on humans, doctors find out the percentage about how well it works on them. There are many constraints over which a clinical treatment is checked. Firstly,if it is better than the early treatments that were used to cure a disease? Secondly, If it is not the best, do it cause minimum side effects on the human body? Concluding with all the questions, it is like a step ahead to the old treatments.To be precise, new treatments have to pass many tests before they get to you.
A clinical trial is just a step taken ahead to find out a new method for an existing treatment. For instance, drugs that can be used in the future, first demands been discovered, and then a check is done for their purity, a detail description is added and then goes for lab testing. Only after been dealt with so many procedures can a drug reach out to the humans for their consumption. On an average, if we talk about a cancer drug, it needs to be studied for more than five years to reach even out to the stage of clinical trials. But the most important questions is, how long does the drug take to clear the phase of clinical trials. Being honest, a drug after entering into the phase of clinical trials needs eight years to pass the test and make its way out to reach in the public.
To ensure that the new medication is effective and safe. It is important that the drug passes through the clinical trial phase. Only a few people meet the requirements for being a part in the clinical trials. When a drug and treatment is passed through so much of stringent requirements, people need not to worry about whether it would be harmful or ineffective.These are the valid concerns that clinical trials work on.