As one of the largest industry in the country, the pharmaceutical and medical device industries have had to face many challenges in the recent past, but a major hurdle that has stood for several years has been the negative impact that clinical trials can have on both patients and physicians. In this article I will be looking at the pros and cons of clinical trials and whether or not they are still worth taking part in.
There are a number of concerns that have been raised against the clinical trials, mainly regarding the risk and lack of control over the outcome. There has also been a great deal of criticism from patients and doctors who have questioned the effectiveness of the drug and whether or not it should really be considered as a viable treatment option.
While there are certainly some critics of the clinical trials, they seem to be in the minority. Many experts believe that the trials are vital to ensure that the medicines that we are using today are effective, and that the trials allow for the testing of alternative treatments. Of course, this brings with it the question of whether or not these tests are still necessary.
There are many people who argue that the clinical trials will never be necessary due to the availability of cheaper, non-invasive ways to treat most types of medical problems, and that the patients’ need to see if their treatments work will always outweigh the benefits that come from the testing of these medicines. These are individuals that believe that drugs are not harmful and that they are perfectly acceptable as long as they do not become addictive. There is also the idea that the pharmaceutical companies should be allowed to profit from their medicines while their profits are based on the success of their drugs and that the clinical trials should simply be an unnecessary waste of money.
While there may be some valid points that are brought up against the use of clinical trials, these are only able to go so far, and it seems more likely that the doctors and patients will eventually be able to deal with any potential side effects without having to take any drugs at all. For those patients that are not willing to take medicine and rely entirely upon alternative therapies, this could be one of the last things that they need to have to worry about.
So, is there a pro side to the story? The answer is that there is, and it has everything to do with the way that clinical trials are carried out. Instead of going through the trial process with a large number of participants and thousands of potentially negative reactions, a small number of doctors and patients to participate and complete the test in a relatively short period of time.