Clinical trials provide information on the benefits, side effects and possible uses for new drugs. They are also conducted to study new uses for existing medications. Results from clinical trials are submitted for review to regulatory agencies, like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which establish safety and efficacy standards for medical products. If a medicine meets these standards, it can be approved and becomes available by prescription.
The National Institutes of Health offers up-to-date information on clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions at www.clinicaltrials.gov.
Information on all clinical trials involving products being developed by Acorda is posted here.