University of Aberdeen: Fraser Noble Building FN3
Monday 30th September 6.30pm
Adults - £5.50 Concessions - £3.85 including bf
Clinical trials have come a long way since James Lind compared lemons and horseradish as treatments for scurvy while onboard the Salisbury in 1747.
For a start, there are lots more of them and the media offers us a daily diet of promising treatments and wonder drugs. But is this all marvellous news, or just hot air? This talk will cover the history of trials, how they are designed, what they mean for our health and provide top tips for how to decide whether that ‘Miracle cure!’ headline is worth getting excited about.