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Man dies after taking clinical trial drug- Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on January 18th, 2016.

A man died today after several days in a brain-dead state, after having an adverse reaction to a drug taken as part of clinical trial to establish the safety of the compound. The drug in question was a FAAH (Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase) inhibitor, manufactured by the Portuguese company Bial as a potential pain treatment. […]

CAM therapies associated with adverse events in children

Peter Griffin posted in on January 10th, 2011.

A paper published recently in the Archives of Disease in Childhood has shown that the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for children may not be as harmless as many think. The paper, which looked at CAM-associated adverse events in Australia between January 2001 and December 2003, found 39 adverse events: among them, 64% […]

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