Novartis Clinical Trials

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Novartis Clinical Trials

Novartis conducts clinical trials at locations around the world to determine whether a new treatment is safe.

What is a clinical trial 

A clinical trial is a research study that is done to find out if a treatment can improve people’s health. A treatment can be a drug, medical device, medical procedure, or a change in a person’s behavior such as diet or exercise. 

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    How are clinical trials done?

    Every clinical trial follows a plan that details what researchers will do in the study and is designed to safeguard the well-being of the participants and to help answer specific research questions.

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    What should I know before joining a clinical trial?

    Deciding to take part in a clinical trial is an important decision, and it is yours to make. Before enrolling in a clinical trial, you should learn as much as possible about the trial.

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    What questions should I ask before I participate in a clinical trial?

    Before agreeing to join a clinical trial, it is important that you ask questions to make sure you understand all aspects of the trial and your role as a participant.

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    What questions do participants usually have?

    Clinical trial participants and people who are considering participating usually have many questions about clinical trials. This section lists the questions they usually ask.

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    Glossary of clinical trial terms

    There are a lot of words and terms about clinical research that may be new to you. This section provides definitions for words and terms you may want to know.

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    Ongoing Trials

    Novartis is currently conducting clinical trials worldwide for a range of diseases. This link will take you to site where you can browse current trials by disease and location.

Novartis clinical trial results sharing

Novartis is dedicated to sharing the results of clinical trials with patients and the public. This section gives an overview of our commitments to clinical trial data transparency.