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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879120


Post-marketing evaluation of traditional Chinese medicine(TCM) is an important research stage in the life cycle of a drug, and the add-on-design is a common method for its post-marketing evaluation. This article introduces the basic concept of add-on-design, and points out that it is suitable for use based on the principles of medical ethics when the standard treatment should not be interrupted. The post-marketing evaluation of TCM should be carried out based on human experience and in compliance with regulations and ethics. The clinical values of TCM, such as the therapeutic effect for disease, improvement of disease symptoms, improvement in quality of life, as well as the synergism and toxicity attenuation of combined use of TCM and chemical drugs, should be fully reflected through the clinical trials designed with add-on-design. The key points of add-on-design are accurate clinical positioning, scientific estimation of sample size, and rigorous standard treatment. Standard treatment should be a recognized one, consistent and stable; appropriate and recognized efficacy indicators and targeted safety indicators should be selected; the design and operation of clinical research scheme should meet the requirements of randomization and blind method, with special emphasis on the production of qualified placebo. The add-on-design has the advantages that the rights and interests of the subjects are adequately protected. Besides, the research conclusions are easily put into clinical application. But there are also many difficulties, such as the influence of confounding bias, the "ceiling" effect of clinical efficacy, and the difficulty of interpretation of adverse events. Therefore, a rigorous research quality assu-rance system should be established, and the quality control of evaluation consistency of researchers should be emphasized to ensure strict quality control in the research process.

Drugs, Chinese Herbal , Humans , Marketing , Medicine, Chinese Traditional , Quality Control , Quality of Life
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879080


The relevant laws and regulations of drug clinical trials were introduced in this paper. It is pointed out that with drug re-gulatory laws and technological advances, clinical trials have become an important link in the development of new drugs of traditional Chinese medicines(TCM). Clinical trials of new drugs of TCM must comply with the requirement of "Good Clinical Practice for Trial on Medicinal Products". In view of the particularities of clinical trials of new drugs of TCM, China has established an ethical review system for clinical research in TCM and carried out ethical review and certification of TCM research. In order to guide the development of clinical trials of new drugs of TCM, relevant departments have promulgated a series of guidelines for clinical trials of it, and established a new review system and technical requirements for clinical trials. Since 1983, the "national clinical pharmacology base" has been established. At present, there are 96 drug clinical trial institutions and 32 phase I clinical research wards in TCM hospitals, which can meet the development of clinical trials of new drugs of TCM. In the long-term practice, the technical team has continued to grow and develop, the research experience and technical strength have been significantly improved, and a large number of experts have become the backbone of clinical research in Chinese medicine. It is pointed out that we should attach importance to risk and benefit assessment, human experience, select scientific, objective and appropriate effectiveness indexes, evaluate the efficacy of TCM syndromes, and encourage the use of electronic methods in clinical research of new drugs of TCM. Based on the analysis of clinical trials of TCM in recent five years, it is pointed out that the active degree of clinical trials of new drugs of TCM is not high, the innovation ability of it is insufficient and the ability and enthusiasm of all aspects need to be improved. It is of great significance to carry out clinical trials of new traditional Chinese medicines to upgrade the TCM industry and produce high-level evidence-based medicine evidences. The high quality development of TCM can be promoted by strengthening clinical trials of new drugs of TCM.

China , Drugs, Chinese Herbal , Evidence-Based Medicine , Humans , Medicine, Chinese Traditional , Syndrome
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879079


This article proposes that the research and development of new Chinese medicines should be based on the clinical values of traditional Chinese medicine(TCM), and expounds the multiple clinical values of new Chinese medicines such as therapeutic effects, adjuvant treatment effects, improvement of disease symptoms, improvement of quality of life, prevention of diseases, etc., so as to broaden the clinical indications of new Chinese medicines. It is pointed out that the clinical value of TCM determines the clinical efficacy evaluation method of new Chinese medicines, so as to construct a clinical evaluation system of new Chinese medicines with the characteristics of TCM. It is proposed that the clinical value of new Chinese medicines should be found under the guidance of TCM theo-ry and clinical practice, and the theoretical innovation of TCM should be emphasized. There is no difference in the clinical value of drugs, and the key is to meet the clinical needs of patients. The research and development of new Chinese medicines ignores the theoretical guidance of Chinese medicine, and relying solely on animal experiment data may lead to failure of clinical trials. Different from the individualized treatment of TCM clinical syndrome differentiation, summarizing the core pathogenesis of TCM is the basis for the development of new Chinese medicines. It is necessary to summarize the pathogenesis of the disease under the guidance of TCM theory and encourage the application of modern medical methods to clarify the diagnosis of the disease. In view of the characteristics of new Chinese medicine research and development, it is proposed that the supporting role of human experience should be emphasized, and the technical points of clinical trials of new syndrome-type Chinese medicines should be explained.The use of objective indicators for syndrome evaluation, the selection of appropriate scales, and the formulation of reasonable treatment courses are advocated. During the research and development of new Chinese medicines, it is not only necessary to pay attention to modern medical safety indicators, but also to observe the evolution of TCM syndromes and specific TCM symptoms.

Drugs, Chinese Herbal/therapeutic use , Humans , Medicine, Chinese Traditional , Quality of Life , Research , Syndrome
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879078


Collecting and summarizing human use experience(HUE) data, forming high-quality data and evidences that can be used for evaluation are the key links of HUE research on traditional Chinese medicine(TCM). The collection, collation and summary of human experience data were discussed in this paper. It is pointed out that the collection of HUE should be focus on the source of prescription of new traditional Chinese medicines, and be summarized based on dialectical thinking, experience in medication, characte-ristics of prescription and clinical application. The collected contents include prescription, process, clinical location and applicable population, efficacy data and safety data, etc. The methods include interview, clinical data summary and data mining. When the data formed based on HUE information is used as drug registration information, it is necessary to ensure that the data source is legal and compliant, and the ownership of intellectual property is clear.Data sources should meet the requirements of medical ethics. To avoid conflict of interest, data analysis should be conducted by an independent third party. It is necessary to develop the quality control measures of HUE data to ensure the data traceability, integrity, consistency and accuracy, and avoid data bias.The data of HUE should include the key data such as accurate clinical location and applicable population, recognized clinical efficacy and safety.After the formation of HUE, the statistical analysis plan of empirical data of human use should be formulated. Through strict data processing, statistical analysis and clinical interpretation, HUE can be produced for evaluation.

Data Collection , Drugs, Chinese Herbal , Humans , Medicine, Chinese Traditional , Prescriptions , Quality Control