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Understanding the 4 phases of clinical studies.
Phase I studies, including First-in-Human studies, determine how drugs are absorbed into the body, as well as the amount of time they stay in the body. Safety of the drug and side effects are evaluated at different dose levels. Other studies conducted during Phase I include how drugs interact with other drugs, comparing a generic drug to a name brand drug, and the effect of food on the drug.
These studies help us determine whether a drug shows promising results in treating the condition for which it is being developed. We use small numbers of participants with mild-to-moderate forms of these conditions, for example diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure, but who are otherwise healthy.
These studies involve thousands of participants with the medical condition the drug is being developed to treat. Healthy individuals may participate in Phase III studies for smoking cessation, insomnia, weight loss, etc.
These studies involve further testing in large numbers of individuals after the product is released on the market.