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Increasing sample size  can improve the precision of estimated variance components; however, it is unusual for such studies to be performed except in the case of highly variable drug products . Moreover, while such procedures are theoretically and statistically viable, they are highly dependent  on the choice of estimation procedure. Estimates for between-subject variance can be negative under a method-of-moments based procedure or maximum-likelihood procedure . Such estimates may be positively biased  when using restrictedmaximum-likelihood based estimation procedure as would be expected in a procedure constrained in the likelihood to only permit estimates greater than or equal to zero for between-subject variances and correlation constrained to lie in the range [-1, 1] , , , .
2 Why Are BE Studies Performed? In the late 1960s and 1970s, advances in chemical engineering increased the capability to create inexpensive copies of patented drug products (since termed generics). Following patent expiration, such new formulations could potentially be marketed . This was desirable from a governmental perspective for public health. Such a practice would be expected to increase the supply of the products in demand in the marketplace, and thereby reduce prices for consumers.
1. It can be seen that data were collected on 32 subjects; 17 received the formulations in the order RT and 15 in the order TR. The original design of the trial planned for an equal number of subjects in each group. However, it is usual for such studies to overenroll to ensure that an adequate number complete the trial (without having to go to the trouble of replacing dropouts). In this case, some of the subjects did not turn up to participate in the trial. We will discuss other such practical issues of the planning of trials in Chapter 5.