Archive for December 11, 2016
Clinical drug development and trials are an extremely important part of the pharmaceutical industry, and allows scientists to test potential new drugs, treatments, surgical procedures, and devices. According to ClinicalTrials.gov, as of December 2016 there are 231,976 completed or in progress registered clinical trials, including 84,716 (37% of total) in the United States, and 47% in 194 foreign countries. And the number of trials continues to rise as medical studies continue to advance.
Every drug and treatment on the market has begun as a phase 1 clinical trial. Without these trials, we would not have discovered necessary vaccines that have nearly eliminated some previously lethal diseases, or developed technologies