Healthy Volunteers Often Play Important Roles in Clinical Research Studies

Written by Small Business Magazine on September 10th, 2018. Posted in Phase 2 clinical trial, Phase 3 drug trial

In our individual lives, progress happens in small steps. From the daily decisions that we make to eat a more healthy diet and exercise on a regular basis to avoiding other kinds of unhealthy habits like drinking too much alcohol and not getting enough rest. And while it is perfectly acceptable to make slow, steady progress when it comes to your individual weight and your health, this is not always the best course of action when it comes to professional research. In the pharmaceutical industry, for instance, patients across the world are waiting for new medications and treatments that sometimes mean the difference between life and death.
For these reasons, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of clinical studies that are funded by the government, doctors, scientists, and pharmaceutical companies. With a detailed and closely regulated approach, there are processes in place to make sure that the much needed progress happens on a pace that is both productive and reliable.