This gives new meaning to the term “healthy volunteer”

This gives new meaning to the term “healthy volunteer”

By now you’ve probably read about the Phase I drug test in the UK that went awry. All six of the men given TeGenero AG’s TGN 1412 monoclonal antibody got sick –very sick. They ended up in intensive care after having problems with multiple organs. These First in Man studies can be dangerous, so they are conducted under strict rules. It’s a testament to the regulations that the story we heard this week is so unusual. An investigation into what happened is under way, and with luck we’ll soon know the true story.

See Six Men on Drug Trial Critically Ill for more.

March 16, 2006

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