A clinical trial or clinical research is a study where people volunteer to test new drugs, medical devices or procedures. This is the way that we find out if a new treatment works and is safe for people. These kinds of studies are needed to develop new medicines and treatments for osteoporosis or other conditions. If you meet the requirements for one, you will get to decide if you want to take part in it.

Many people who participate in a clinical trial find satisfaction from knowing that they are helping to advance the science of medicine and also are helping others in the process. The following pages will provide information about safety and the differences between a clinical trial and medical treatment. If you are considering volunteering for a study, be sure to read more to help you make a decision that is right for you.

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