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A study is done to determine the effectiveness of a new antihistamine. To do this, 25 allergic patients are assigned to one of two groups, the new drug (13 patients) or a placebo (12 patients). The patients are then followed over a 6-month period. This study is best described as a
(A) cohort study
(B) cross-sectional study
(C) case-control study
(D) historical cohort study
(E) clinical treatment trial
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The answer is E.

The study is best described as a clinical treatment trial, a study in which a cohort receiving a new antihistamine is compared with a cohort reveivin a placebo..
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