The Drug Trial: Emergency At The Hospital

On Monday 13 March 2006, eight healthy men signed up to take part in what seemed to been your run of the mill clinical trial. The trial was for an experimental drug known as TGN1412, its purpose was to treat leukaemia and it had already passed tests which were conducted on monkeys but this was the first time it would be tested on humans.
This trial was later to become one of the most infamous medical emergencies in recent British history, within an hour of receiving the drug, 6 of the volunteers were already fighting for their lives, the other two were lucky and received the placebo dose.

“It was all manic, everything was happening all at once, they were vomiting, they were screaming in pain, people fainting.”

Just over a decade later and this BBC special tells the tale of what happened through interviews with those involved and accurate dramatisation of the events as they unfolded. We also learn how this one event changed the way in which first in man clinical trails are conducted internationally.

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  1. I’m sorry, but without human trials we wouldn’t be where we are today as a society. People signing up and participating know the risks. No one forced them to get injected with some new drug. Sucks that they went through that though.

  2. This info present here is very great for me and the drug companys give us many helping durg’s so i also thanks for him.

  3. Disgusting how drug companys arnt held to account

  4. Meanwhile in the 2020’s……………

    Hey doesn’t that one guy look and sound a lot like Boba Fett? Lol pretty neat.

  5. 2017 documentary

  6. really interesting documentary but a very brutal one as well, would not recommend doing a trail and i will never do it as well, must of been hard for people who was in the trial but very intresting.

  7. Interesting