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AARP Bulletin, October 18, 2004
Don't sign up for a clinical trial unless you (or a family member) are willing and able to become thoroughly informed about the process. Here are a some important questions to get you started:
"While there are many safeguards in clinical trials, there's no substitute for an educated participant," says David A. Lepay, the Food and Drug Administration's senior adviser for clinical science. "It's the best possible control for assuring their own protection."
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