clinical trial

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Synonyms for clinical trial

a rigorously controlled test of a new drug or a new invasive medical device on human subjects

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Phase IV trials are conducted after a drug has been approved; often, the trials are part of a continuing investigation of safety.
A convenient means of doing so is by designing phase IV trials (Table 1).
Eamonn Hobbs, president and chief executive officer of Delcath System, said that the company believes these results show a strong signal of efficacy, and support the company's plan to initiate Phase III and Phase IV trials for HCC in the second half of 2012.
Phase IV trials may be conducted by a pharmaceutical company after a product is available on the market and has received FDA approval.
The Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, on the basis of a survey of its members, estimated that the 2004 spend was in the order of R650 million (personal communication with Maureen Kirkman, Head: Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, Pharmaceutical Industry Association of South Africa), but it is unclear whether this included phase IV trials as well.