Drug trials in healthy volunteers< Back to search results
- Format Lessons, Videos
- Language/s English
- Target Audience Schools
- EBM Stage 0 - Why EBM?
- Duration <5 mins
- Difficulty Introductory
Key Concepts addressed
- 2-1c Comparison groups should be treated equally
- 2-1d People should not know which treatment they get
- 1-2e Comparisons are needed to identify treatment effects
This is in the BBC ‘Bitesize’ series ‘Class Clips’, for Science 2-GCSE. A doctor working in a Contract Research Organisation – Richmond Pharmacology –- describes a clinical trial of a drug that is already in use to treat osteoporosis. No mention of the method of treatment allocation. Good description of the need to use a placebo to achieve blinding. Mentions the importance of publishing the results of the study, even if they are disappointing to the sponsoring drug manufacturer.