Sunday, July 14, 2013

Interesting Article on Clinical Trials

There is a thought-provoking article in the Sunday Review section of today’s New York Times titled “Do Clinical Trials Work?” The Sunday Review section is where the opinion and editorials are, not the news.  In addition, the author of the op-ed is Clifton Leaf, who just happens to have a book on this subject being released next week.  Even if you ignore the point of view in this article, the information on how clinical trials are designed and how phases 1, 2 and 3 are different is informative. It also defines placebo and double blind trials.  I thought it was interesting reading.  The link is below: