SHOCK waves are still permeating through the pharmaceutical industry after the terrible events at the clinical trial at Northwick Park hospital in March, where volunteers ended up in intensive care. The drug being tested, TGN1412, was a monoclonal antibody which had showed no adverse effects in previous trials in animals.
FOUR men who became seriously ill after taking part in a drug trial have been given unconditional interim payments of £10,000 by insurers.
CLAIMS that the six men left fighting for their lives following a drug trial could lose out on compensation were last night denied by a lawyer.
THE six men who suffered multiple organ failure after taking part in a drug trial fear they will not receive adequate compensation.
A MAN who suffered serious effects in a drugs trial that went disastrously wrong says he will lose his fingers and toes.
URGENT changes are needed in the approval processes and regulation of human trials of biological agents, the medical journal the Lancet said yesterday.
EXPERTS claim to have discovered why the Parexel drugs test on humans went horribly wrong.
EXPERTS claim to have discovered why a drugs test on humans went horribly wrong.
EXPERTS believe they may know why animal tests failed to protect six Londoners from the devastating effects of a drug trial.
A MAN given a dummy drug as part of a clinical trial which left six others seriously ill today claimed he has to return to the laboratory before he can receive his money for taking part.
A LAWYER for two men left seriously ill after a drugs trial went wrong has slammed a report by a medicine watchdog as "totally inadequate".
THE future of clinical trials appeared to be in jeopardy last night after a medicine watchdog said a drug that left six men seriously ill had an "unpredicted" response in humans.
A FRESH scandal erupted over the disastrous Northwick Park drugs trials yesterday as one volunteer told how he was informed he would lose his £2,000 fee.
ONE person a day has suffered serious medical harm over the past five years while taking part in clinical trials in the UK, according to figures obtained by Scotland on Sunday.
ONE of the six men taken seriously ill in a drugs trial said today he was lucky to be alive.
A MAN who was left fighting for his life after a disastrous medical trial spoke yesterday about his "terrible nightmare".
TWO of the six men who became seriously ill after a disastrous drug trial have been allowed home, the hospital treating them said yesterday.
THE scientist behind the drug that left six men fighting for their lives said he "owed" it to them to continue developing it.