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What tests do scientists do before a new medicine?

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Asked by marut dave, 26 Mar '13 05:03 pm
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First they test it in case they have any side effects. After that, if it is safe, they send it to be trialled either in a blind trial (where only the doctor knows who has the dummy medicine) or a double blind trial (where neither the doctor nor the patient knows who has which medicine), this way, it is being tested fairly
Answered by aflatoon, 26 Mar '13 05:08 pm

 
  
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First they test it in case they have any side effects. After that, if it is safe, they send it to be trialled either in a blind trial (where only the doctor knows who has the dummy medicine) or a double blind trial (where neither the doctor nor the patient knows who has which medicine), this way, it is being tested fairly. It is then tested again in the same way to finalise the results and determine the correct dosage and then dispatched to chemists, surgeries etc. to be used.
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 26 Mar '13 05:08 pm

 
  
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