Research and Clinical Trials
A clinical study or clinical trial (they mean the same thing) is a research study to answer specific questions about new products, therapies, or new ways of using known treatments. Through these research studies, investigators find new and better ways to treat, control, prevent, diagnose, or detect conditions, or to improve the quality of life for those with an illness.
Clinical studies/trials may be sponsored by industry, government institutions such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the U.S., or other institutions.
For more information please visit the IFFGD site, giResearch.org.
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