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More on the clinical trial that left six in the hospital - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
March 17th, 2006
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More on the clinical trial that left six in the hospital
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4817178.stm


Specifically "He told the BBC: "This is a novel target, an antibody against human CD28 on human white blood cells."

That makes so much sense! I won't be at all surprised to find that teh animals trials went without any issues. This very definitely is a human-only reaction.

He has a point here, too "He added: "Since this drug was targeted at leukaemia, it may be better to have tested it on leukaemia patients first who could conceivably have got benefit, rather than healthy volunteers." " But I just don't see that happening, due to ethical issues. I do have a very vague memory of hear such done that way, when prior testing showed that the drug would be very bad for healthy patients. Hmmmmm.

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