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Informed consent is the process in which a health care provider educates a patient about the risks, benefits, and alternatives of a given procedure or intervention. The patient must be competent to make a voluntary decision about whether to undergo the procedure or intervention.
Clinical study means any investigation in relation to humans intended:
(a) to discover or verify the clinical, pharmacological or other pharmacodynamic effects of one or more medicinal products;
(b) to identify any adverse reactions to one or more medicinal products; or
(c) to study the absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of one or more medicinal products;
with the objective of ascertaining the safety and/or efficacy of those medicinal products.