Fighting diseases with drugs

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Description

This video explores a range of drugs including those that relieve the symptoms of illness (decongestants and painkillers) and those that can cure the illness (antibiotics). It also describes how any new drug is rigorously trialled to minimise bias and to ensure that the drug is safe, effective, stable and can be successfully taken into and removed from the body.

Key Words

antibiotic, inflammation, decongestant, painkiller, safe, effective, stable, clinical trial, double-blind trial, placebo, dose, control, independent company, antiseptics

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