There’s a whole treasure trove of clinical trials information now available as a free service of the National Institutes of Health, developed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM).
ClinicalTrials.gov is a web-based resource that provides patients, family members, health care professionals, researchers, and the public with easy access to information on publicly and privately supported clinical studies on a wide range of diseases and conditions.
Presently, there are 235,391 studies with locations in all 50 states and in 195 countries. Studies are easy to search for by topic and location.
For example, if you search “Epilepsy Philadelphia,” you can find places that are recruiting, active, and completed with results. And for those studies that are completed with results, you can download the outcome of the study.
Trials may be for medical products such as drugs or devices, procedures, or changes to participants’ behavior: for example, diet. Clinical trials may also compare a new medical approach to a standard one that is already available.
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