Jan 15, 2016

Drug approval: How does it work?

The process of vetting experimental drugs is designed, with safety in mind, to be cautiously meticulous. Still, things sometimes go wrong, as in France where the authorities announced Friday that tests with a candidate painkiller left one person brain-dead and five in hospital. This ...

Jan 15, 2016

One person brain-dead after French drugs trial

A “serious accident” during a drugs trial in France has left one person brain-dead and five hospitalized, Health Minister Marisol Touraine said Friday. She said the six had been taking part in a “trial of an oral medication being developed by a European laboratory” ...