What Would a Pharmacy Look Like Without Clinical Trials? Here's a Hint - Empty.
While there are thousands of experimental drugs currently in development, with the potential to ease symptoms or even cure various diseases, none of these treatments will become available to patients without clinical trials and clinical trial volunteers. In a global study conducted by The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) a non-profit-organization, in 2017, close to 70% of the public has never or rarely considered clinical trials as an option when discussing treatment options with their doctor or health provider. And only 6% of people who suffer from severe and chronic diseases participate in clinical trials each year. Low participation rates delay and limit the development of new medical therapies.
CISCRP has released a digital public service announcement -- MT Pharmacy -- designed to increase awareness of the important role that clinical research participants and clinical trials play in advancing public health.
“Sanofi is proud to collaborate with CISCRP on the MT Pharmacy initiative to raise awareness of the importance of clinical trial participation. Clinical trials are essential for gaining access to new therapies and helping to ensure medicines are safe and effective across all patient populations,” said Peter Lalli, head of Sanofi North America Corporate Social Responsibility.
Following is the link to the MT Pharmacy video: https://youtu.be/w90COWBW03g