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Participating in Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are voluntary research studies, conducted in people, that are designed to answer specific questions about the safety and/or effectiveness of drugs, vaccines, other therapies, or new ways of using existing treatments.

Other sizes available on request. Please e-mail dpapubs@fda.hhs.gov for further information.

Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act (FDAMA) Section 113 and ClinicalTrials.gov
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