On 13th March, all six volunteers who were taking part in a clinical trial of an anti-inflammatory drug, TGN 1412, at Northwick Park Hospital in the UK experienced a devastatingly adverse reaction to the drug. The six young men taking part in the first human test of the drug fell seriously ill; four of them suffered multiple organ failure; one still remains in intensive care three weeks later.Thousands of people take part in drug trials everyday. The various phases of study and trials ensure tha...

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