Glossary of Health Care and Medical Terms

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Clinical trials are scientific studies that determine if a possible new medical advance can help people and whether it has harmful side effects. They are biomedical or health-related research studies of human beings that follow a pre-defined protocol. Clinical trials are conducted to allow safety (or more specifically, information about adverse drug reactions and adverse effects of other treatments) and efficacy data to be collected for health interventions (e.g., drugs, diagnostics, devices, therapy protocols).

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