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In any properly conducted drug trial, it is absolutely required that all participants will receive a full explanation of the procedures and the drug and its advantages, disadvantages, risks, etc.
Double-Blind means that it will be organized so that you won't know at the time whether you are receiving the active drug or the placwebo ( a safe but presumed inactive subtnace ) or which of the doses you are recieving, and neither will the doctors assessing you. This is to try to avoid either patients feeling better even if the drug is no good, just because they believe a new drug must be wonderful, and to avoid doctors rating you as better than you are similarly because they believe in the drug.
Apparently, from your quote, this is a trial of a new chemical ADDED to a normal AD, to see if it can boost one's response to the active AD.
Sounds like they have good reason to believe it is helpful, and this trial would be to find which dose is the most helpful. Sometimes within a trial, you might spend diferent periods either on the drug ( at whatever dose ) or the placebo, so they can compare how it benefitted you in a least 2 different combinations - they'd need to tell you about such variations.
AstraZenaca is a generally well thought-of major international drug company that has been around for years.
Check the details. Usually a drug company must ensure the trial to be sure anyone taking part is protected and helped if any problems arise, and if you respond usefully to the new drug, they usually ( though not always ) undertake to mcontinue to provide you with the new drug, free, for as long as you may need it.
I don't know this particular new drug, but it sounds as though it could be useful.
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