Before a potential new therapy can be released to the public, it must go through the four phases of clinical trials, with a preclinical phase initially (also referred to as phase 0).
Each stage is designed to gather specific information like safety, dosage, effectiveness, and adverse reactions. Healthy volunteers are typically needed in the early trial stages. Their participation helps set a baseline to compare in the intervention and serves as the control against other patient groups.
Phase I healthy volunteer trials—in which individuals are exposed to the risks of consuming investigational drugs with no possibility for medical benefit—typically offer more substantial payments than other types of research.
Healthy volunteers are also needed in large numbers when it comes to trials for vaccines - a good example of this is COVID-19 where thousands of healthy volunteers were needed in a very short period of time.
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