- Glossary of Terms
Glossary of Terms
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- Head-to-Head Trial
Definition: A study of two drugs or treatments that compares the effects of one treatment with the other. In a head-to-head trial, two groups of people with the same disease are compared. One group receives one treatment, and the second group receives the other.
Example: For example, a clinical trial that compares people treated with aspirin to people treated with salsalate for osteoarthritis pain is a head-to-head trial.
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