Effects Of The Clinical Trials In The Volunteers
Article by Simon Neeson
Clinical trials are performed before any new medications or new innovation in medical equipment or method is implemented in the market for public consumption. Volunteers pass through a series of tests both physical and psychological before they are given the nod that they are a good candidate for the research study. The person doesn’t have to be ill with the disease whose medicine is being conducted for some healthy persons are sometimes given a go signal to participate in the study.
They are certain rules both ethical and legal codes concerning the medical practice that need to be followed. To ensure that everything is followed accordingly and the safely of the participants are ensured, the federal government ensures that the safety of the participants are closely monitored. The research study follows a certain protocol or a study plan of the detailed expectations regarding the research study. It is their protocol that the participant’s identity should not be disclosed and must make a report on the progress of the ongoing clinical trials to the scientific meetings, concerned government agencies and medical journals.
Participants in the clinical trials are oriented on what to expect on the trial. Since research study are planned, studied properly and have a specific purpose, the participants can greatly benefit from the study for they are given first hand role in their own health condition. Before the medication is even marketed, they were the first people who had the access to the new treatment. During the trial, if they have the disease wherein the medication is being studied, they are given the best health care at the leading health care facilities during the research study period while at the same time, the participant whether in good health condition or ill are playing a great role in contributing to the medical research that will greatly help mankind. However, since it is a trial which means that there is an uncertainty on the subject, there is a chance that the result will have an unpleasant or even life threatening side effects of the volunteer. The tested treatment may not work well with the participant and be prepared that there will come a time that the research study will require much of the participant’s time such as constant trips to the place of research, frequent treatments and hospital stays and sometimes more complicated dosage is administered to the participants. All of these are the risks to the participant have to face during the trial.
For the latest in clinical trials, be sure to check with your local medical organization.