Talk:Participant claims drug trial gave him cancer
the trial volunteer's allegation, suspicions and fears are all reported, but no oppurtunity for the company or doctors who conducted the trials to rebut or defend is given. Doldrums 13:50, 6 August 2006 (UTC)
pov sucks 126.96.36.199 05:34, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
[could someone more wiki-literate than I connect this article and discussion to the "TGN1412" page?]
Parexel (the CRO) has remained mute on the subject, and has removed all reference to the clinical trial from their website. TeGenero (the biotech/drug company) has filed for bankruptcy.
I wrote and posted this at BioSpace forums; I am bcellgeek: The TGN1412 disaster could easily have been prevented, in large part by paying more attention to the science and medicine underlying the product and less to the bottom line on the business side of running a clinical trial for profit. It is shameful that the CRO is publicly washing its collective hands of responsibility for what continues to be worsening news as regards the outcome of a rushed and irresponsibly designed study, and of a molecule that from its first description had properties unlike any other. It is shameful that the fledgling biotech company failed to fully investigate the red flags that popped up in their primate studies. With about half an hour of searching readily-available published literature, if I had wanted to come up with a strategy for inducing systemic inflammation and potentially eliminating the Treg population in humans, TGN1412 (or TGN 1112) would have topped my list- did the folks at TeGenero or Parexel make even one-tenth of this effort before planning their trial? The selfish, greedy instigators of Enron decimated only bank accounts; the selfish, greedy instigators of the TGN1412 disaster have permanently ruined the health and lives of six brave men- and put a black splotch on the future of biopharma. I am embarrassed for my species. 188.8.131.52 00:00, 13 August 2006 (UTC)