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Health Information: Clinical Trials

Librarian recommended resources for health information. Unless otherwise indicated, these resources are written in everyday language.

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The Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary defines a clinical trial as "a scientifically controlled study of the safety and effectiveness of a therapeutic agent (as a drug or vaccine) using consenting human subjects." Use the links in the center column of this page to learn more about the clinical trials process and to identify recruiting or completed clinical trials.

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