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A clinical trial is a research study or investigation intended to test safety (not harmful or dangerous to human health), quality (ingredients are of good quality), effectiveness (working to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure a disease condition) and efficacy (better/ best when compared with other treatment or medicine for a similar condition) of new and/or existing or old medicines, medical devices and/or treatment options, using human participants.

 

The word “medicine” includes medicines that are used to treat diseases (therapeutic medicines), to prevent diseases (prophylactic medicines, e.g. vaccines), and medicines that are used in special investigations (diagnostic medicines, e.g. medicines used during special X-ray examinations to map out kidneys).


  

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