How will you keep me safe?

Before any clinical trial can start, strict guidelines are outlined. Then, each clinical trial is conducted under close supervision by both the pharmaceutical companies and the FDA. The physicians and nurses of Clinical Research Associates also carefully monitor each participant during the study. 

In addition, any clinical trial must be approved by an independent Institutional Review Board (IRB). This board is made up of members of the medical and legal professions, as well as the general public (such as social workers, religious leaders, and well-informed citizens.)