Clinical trials inform the development of drugs
Clinical trials gather important information to help scientists develop new drugs to treat diseases for which there are no available treatments or for which existing treatments are not adequate. All drugs must to be tested among study participants and approved by a regulatory agency before they can be prescribed to patients.
It can take 12 years for a drug to go from the research lab to a patient
Clinical trials are used to test the safety and efficacy of a new drug among people
Only 11% of all new drugs that enter clinical trials will be approved for use