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Published on Dec 3, 2009
Trials4us are a clinical trials company that carry out clinical and medicinal research on behalf of the leading pharmaceutical companies. We are part of one of the UKs largest Clinical Research Organisation (CRO) Richmond Pharmacology. This video takes a look into drug trials. New drugs that might save or improve our lives are constantly being discovered. How do we know if they are safe? They must undergo testing on humans in controlled clinical drug trials. This video is an overview of a drug trial from inside Richmond Pharmacology.
Richmond Pharmacology’s Medical Director, Dr Ulrike Lorch (MD FRCA FFPM), walks us through each part of a clinical trial. Information is given on the nature of the trial and Dr Lorch explains that the study is being conducted to provide further data for a drug which has already been granted approval. After viewing the participants arriving for the clinical trial we are shown the detailed testing procedure that is performed on all participants to ensure they are in suitable health to take part in the trial and to guarantee the conditions are right to conduct fair testing. The volunteers give their feedback throughout the video which portrays the experience from both sides of the process. To read more volunteer reviews of Richmond Pharmacology’s clinical trials please visit the trials4us website: http://www.trials4us.co.uk/feedback/
Dr Lorch also explains that Richmond Pharmacology’s clinical trials have meticulous volunteer testing and monitoring criteria. Strict pre-agreed schedules (protocols) are necessary for safety and to provide accurate and beneficial data. She also underlines the main factors to consider when conducting a clinical trial including safety of volunteers, benefits to doing the study and the importance of conducting a complete and professional trial ensuring all data is recorded completely and accurately. This is a notable ‘behind the scenes’ glimpse into the world of clinical trials. Hearing not only from an experienced medical director but also from real volunteers and seeing the process and protocols that everyone involved undertakes to produce safe, successful and effective drug trials.