Will a new, expensive blood thinner work better against heart attacks? Will an exercise programme mitigate the side-effects of a cancer treatment? Whether or not a good idea actually works in practice is something only clinical studies can answer. But fewer and fewer of them are being carried out in Switzerland.
President Christiane Pauli-Magnus speaks in the article "Clinical studies: The long and winding road to better therapies", published on 4 June 2020 in the Swiss research magazine Horizons.