Topic: There are four possible outcomes from a clinical trial:

Positive trial -- The clinical trial shows that the new treatment has a large beneficial effect and is superior to standard treatment.
    Non-inferior trial -- The clinical trial shows that that the new treatment is equivalent to standard treatment. Also called a non-inferiority trial.
    Inconclusive trial -- The clinical trial shows that the new treatment is neither clearly superior nor clearly inferior to standard treatment.
    Negative trial -- The clinical trial shows that a new treatment is inferior to standard treatment.

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