January 27th, 2012

FORUM: Keep bureaucracy out of experimental drug trials

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DURING a cruise on Carnival’s Miracle in November 2010, I was sitting in the theater, waiting for the evening show to begin, when a gentleman riding a scooter pulled up in front of me. He almost fell when got off his scooter to sit in a seat. Luckily, his friend caught him before he hit the floor…During the summer, Castellano participated in a clinical trial at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. It was a double-blind study in which the patient could receive either the real drug, Dexpramipexole, or a placebo. Neither the doctor nor the patient knows if the patient is receiving the drug or the placebo.

New Haven Register (Conn.) by Robert Crocco, 01/26/2012

Tags: Dexpramipexole, Legal / Leadership, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, placebo, Research

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