What is a placebo trial?
You must understand from the beginning that participating in a clinical trial does not always guarantee that you will receive the drug or treatment that is being tested in the trial. You may be given a placebo, which is an inactive product that resembles the one that has been developed and is now being tested, but does not have treatment value like the actual drug. A placebo trial may not be for you, as it is not an effective therapy. People needing real treatment may not get the one they need in placebo studies and should consult their doctor before joining.
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