Codes & Guidelines

Principles on Conduct

PhRMA April 2, 2009

The development of new therapies to treat disease and improve quality of life is a long and complex process. a critical part of that process is clinical research, the study of a pharmaceutical product in humans (research participants). Clinical research involves both potential benefits and risks to the participants and to society at large. investigational clinical research is conducted to answer specific questions, and some aspects of the therapeutic profile (benefits and risks) of the product(s) tested cannot be fully known without study in humans. In sponsoring and conducting clinical research, PhRMA members place great importance on respecting and protecting the safety of research participants.