blinded medications

blinded medications

A term used in the context with a clinical trial for products that appear identical in size, shape, colour, flavour and other attributes, so as to make it very difficult (ideally, impossible) for subjects, investigators or anyone assessing the outcome to be certain which medication is being administered.
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Rotating, blinded medications were a key aspect of Guyatt's physician-based n=1 trial.