New NIH website explains the importance of clinical trials

A new website created by the National Institutes of Health aims to educate people on the importance of clinical trials, the agency announced today. The site offers information on the basics of clinical trial participation, as well as testimonials from individuals who have volunteered for such trials. It also offers strategies for health professionals who want to talk to patients about trial participation. "The ability to recruit the necessary number of volunteers is vital to carrying out clinical research that leads to health and medical advances," NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., said. Announcement

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