Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are different from standard medical treatments given by your doctor in that their purpose is to study whether a new treatment, drug or device is safe and effective for human beings. Many of the drugs and therapies available today are the result of clinical trials.


Resources selected by Terri Ottosen, Health Sciences Library, UNC-Chapel Hill,
Last reviewed April 6, 2018

Last updated April 10, 2019 at 6:35 pm