What does investigational mean?

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  1. Of, or relating to investigating, or to an investigation.
  2. (medicine) of, or relating to an unapproved drug or chemical entity being studied.
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An expanded access protocol allows patients to benefit from an investigational drug prior to FDA approval.
She was then placed on an investigational chemotherapeutic protocol, which involved a nine course of sequential high dose doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide.
The Alliance seeks broader availability of investigational drugs on behalf of terminally ill patients.
Of the 100 investigational drugs recognized in this special report, more than one-third target various forms of cancer.
ViaCyte is ViaCell's investigational product offering for use during assisted reproductive technology.
It should help to know that even investigational treatments are well-tested for safety before their use in a clinical study.

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