Dr. Idowu Eases Tensions Surrounding Clinical Trials (Video)

I’m Modupe Idowu, I’m the medical director for UT Physicians Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center here in Houston, Texas. Clinical trials are research studies that investigate what effective and safe studies are, and this usually is compared to therapies or new drugs to what is standard of care or what we call placebo.

Importance of patients participating in Clinical Trials?

Oh, this is the only way to advance medicine. It’s the only way to discover, cure or even effective treatment for any disorder.

Should patients worry about test and trials?