Participating in Clinical Trials

Terms to Know

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1. A placebo is

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A placebo is a substance that has no active ingredients in it and is sometimes called a sugar pill. It looks like the experimental treatment and is given to some of the volunteers in the study. Researchers compare the results of taking a placebo with the experimental drug results.