When A Drug Trial Goes Wrong: Emergency At The Hospital (Medical Documentary) | Real Stories
When A Drug Trial Goes Wrong: Emergency At The Hospital (Medical Documentary) | Real Stories https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9_sX93RHOk
Real Stories 3.39M subscribers On Monday 13 March 2006, eight healthy young men took part in a clinical trial of an experimental drug known as TGN1412. The drug was intended to treat leukaemia and had already been successfully tested on monkeys but never on humans.
It should have been a routine clinical trial but it soon spiralled into one of the most infamous medical emergencies in recent British history.
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