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What questions are researchers trying to answer during a clinical trial for a new arthritis treatment?

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When a treatment is studied in humans for the first time, no one knows exactly how well it will work and any harm it may pose. Clinical trials can help answer such questions as:

  • Is the treatment safe and effective?
  • Is the treatment potentially better than the treatments currently available?
  • What are the side effects of the treatment?
  • Does the treatment have any possible risks?
  • How well does the treatment work?

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ClinicalTrials.gov

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 13, 2018

SOURCES:

ClinicalTrials.gov

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 13, 2018

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