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In order to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of medical treatments, medical professionals conduct research studies known as clinical trials. In this section you’ll find information about the strict scientific standards set for clinical trials, learn how these trials help ensure the safety and effectiveness of the medicines you take, and how to enroll in a clinical trial if you are interested in participating in the research process.