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Clinical Trial

Clinical trials are pre-planned studies of the safety, efficacy, or optimum dosage schedule (if appropriate) of one or more diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic drugs, devices, or techniques selected according to predetermined criteria of eligibility and observed for predefined evidence of favourable and unfavourable effects.

Clinical trials may include a variety of designs such as uncontrolled trials, controlled trials, and randomised controlled trials.

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