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The procedure for registration and randomization of patients requires a straightforward account of the sequence of events required for each patient to enter the trial and receive their assigned treatment. Although the underlying method of preparing the randomization needs careful consideration (see chapter 5), it is often best not described in the study protocol in order to reduce the risk of investigators predicting the next patient's treatment. Any protocol should explain the procedure for obtaining informed patient consent prior to commencement of treatment.

One needs particularly clear directions on who is responsible for completing each patient's trial records. In large trials one may have data managers specially employed for this task , but in smaller trials it may fall on the doctor, nurse or secretarial staff. g. g. for chest X-rays), pharmacists (if drug preparation and packaging is required). Such people will often have only intermittent contact with the trial, so that one needs to be doubly sure that their duties are properly explained. 35 One important aspect in the running of a trial is to ensure that every participant has a lively interest in what is going on.

Although there are 149 PMA members, there are between 20 and 30 major US drug companies which are research-intensive. A typical one of these larger companies would have of the order of 20- 50 pharmaceutical products currently undergoing clinical trials prior to marketing. Each product might require anything from 10 to 80 different trials, but typically for a common disease 25 trials (mostly phase III) involving around 3000 patients treated with the new drug would be needed to establish efficacy and safety before a drug could be marketed.

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