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  • Clinical trials study new ways of preventing, diagnosing or treating conditions and diseases.
  • The regulations governing clinical trials in this country make the process as safe as possible for clinical trial participants.
  • All research involving humans must be assessed and approved by a Human Ethics Research Committee.
  • If you are thinking about entering a clinical trial, it is important that you understand all the essential facts, benefits and risks.
  • Write down a list of questions about all aspects of the trial to ask your doctor and do some research about clinical trials on the internet.

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Reviewed on: 30-04-2015