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Are there any safety measures built into fibromyalgia drug trials?

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Dr. Andrew Ho
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Many measures

One of main reasons to conduct drug trials is to assess the safety of new drugs.
Compared to clinical practice, drug trials tend to be much more comprehensive in terms of laboratory tests and frequency of followup. Of course, not all drug trials are equal. If you are thinking of volunteering for a trial, you should ask the study doctor specific questions about safety measures.

In brief: Many measures

One of main reasons to conduct drug trials is to assess the safety of new drugs.
Compared to clinical practice, drug trials tend to be much more comprehensive in terms of laboratory tests and frequency of followup. Of course, not all drug trials are equal. If you are thinking of volunteering for a trial, you should ask the study doctor specific questions about safety measures.
Dr. Andrew Ho
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
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In brief: Like all trials

Trials for fm medications are done just like all drug trials.
Patients are monitored for adverse effects.

In brief: Like all trials

Trials for fm medications are done just like all drug trials.
Patients are monitored for adverse effects.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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