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‚Äú6 Hospitalized, One of Them Brain-Dead, After Drug Trial in France‚ÄĚ

Six men were hospitalized and one was pronounced brain dead after participating in a phase 1 clinical drug for a mood, anxiety, and motor dysfunction drug manufactured by Bial and administered by Biotrial. Carl Elliott, a bioethicist at the University of Minnesota, said investigators should look into questions like how much the men were paid and whether they properly consented to the trial. ‚ÄúMany Phase 1 trial volunteers are poor and unemployed, and they volunteer for trials like this because they are desperate for money,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúThis means they are easily exploited.‚ÄĚ