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Children and Clinical Studies: For parents and caregivers

Aug 15, 2013

In this video, more than a dozen pediatric clinician-researchers, doctors, and nurses talk about the importance of conducting clinical trials for children while addressing common questions that parents and caregivers face when they are considering enrolling a child in a clinical study.

Children are not little adults, yet they are often given medicines and treatments that were only tested in adults. The way to get the best treatments for children is through research designed specifically for them.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) remains committed to ensuring that families get all the information they need to feel comfortable and make informed decisions. The safety of children is the utmost priority for all NIH research studies.

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