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Case Study 3: Drug development What’s in your stomach?
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1. Phase II of the NoPain clinical trials requires a placebo group, whereas phase I does not. Explain why. Because the focus of phase 1 is safety whereas the focus of phase II is effect. Placebos are used to guard against psychosomatic effects
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2. Phase I of the NoPain trials uses only 50 subjects. Why couldn’t MedPharm save money by limiting phases II and III to 50 subjects? To get statistically accurate data regarding demographics.
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3. Would you classify NoPain as a palliative, active, or preventative treatment for cancer? Explain. NoPain is a Palliative drug, used to alleviate symptoms after the disease has started
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4. What would you tell someone complaining about the cost of pills being ~ 1.50 per dose? Follow up question. Is this question biased in defense of the drug companies and medical profession as a whole?
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5. How would you sterlize non sterilized cotton swabs? What are suitable and non-suitable techniques? Autoclave: ruins cotton Dry heat: might ignite cotton UV light: maybe Chemicals: maybe, just dip swabs in alcohol Filtration: pressure would tear up cotton
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6. Which of the following treatments may be employed in treating cancer? Immunotherapy
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