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What happens during a clinical trial for arthritis treatment?

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A clinical trial evaluates new arthritis treatment, drug, or device. Researchers use the current best arthritis treatment as the benchmark, and they test new therapies that are deemed to be at least equally effective as the standard. Only the most promising new treatments are tested in large human clinical trials.

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Reviewed by David Zelman on September 13, 2018

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Reviewed by David Zelman on September 13, 2018

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