About clinical trials
What is a Clinical Trial
Clinical trials are scientific studies involving human volunteers or participants, designed to access safety and efficacy of new treatments and add to medical knowledge.
A Clinical Trial is conducted to find better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases
A Clinical Trial is one of the final stages in a long and careful research and development process to find new and better health care solutions
Trials of new potential treatments may show which medical approaches are better for different illnesses or groups of people
All medicine and treatments must be tested in clinical research studies before they can be approved by regulatory authorities and made available for use.
Without clinical trials and clinical trial participants there would be no new medicines or treatments.
All trials must meet strict Ministry of Health guidelines, they must also be approved and monitored by the New Zealand Ethics Committee and other governing bodies for the duration of the trial to ensure all participants are appropriately treated.
All new drugs of treatments must pass through several phases of clinical trials. Read More