This is from a humor web site - a summary of how clinical trials work:
How Clinical Trials Work
Prescription medications undergo rigorous rounds of testing and approval before hitting the consumer market. The Onion breaks down the steps involved in this process:
Cage full of mice killed
Human test subjects selected from representative group of subway passengers looking to make $250
Clipboard time, baby!
Lucky ■■■■■■■ manages to reap psychological benefit from sugar pill