Open Label

An open-label clinical trial is a specific type of clinical trial where both the researcher and the individual receiving the treatment know the type of treatment being administered. This means that the participant in the research trial knows if he or she is receiving the experimental drug or the control feature. This type of study is usually done in direct contrast to a double-blind study, where neither the researchers nor the person receiving the treatment knows what type of treatment is being administered. The goal is to compare the results of an open-label clinical trial to the results of a double-blind trial to see just how effective the treatment is.