Clinical trials are very organized investigations to determine a new drug compound can be tested safely in human subjects. The testing of this compound is rigorously experimented first in animals to identify all adverse events before approved in clinical trials with human subjects. The drug compound is tested against placebo (sugar pills), at different strengths and with different types of other medications for several years before the compound can be approved by the FDA.
The UCLA Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases conducts cutting-edge biomedical and health-related research studies that include both interventional and observational studies. To view a full list of clinical trials being conducted by faculty of the Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and other digestive disease faculty, please click here >