Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Information on Earlier Deaths in Medical Research

The recent news about 24 deaths resulting from the use of an experimental drug for pancreas infections at the Utrecht University Medical Center, has resulted in the renewed publication of information on an earlier failed medical experiment. In 1996, at what was then the Utrecht University Hospital, half of a group of 1,300 patients was given aspirin, while the other half received an anti-coagulant. In the latter group 17 people died and 36 others suffered severe complications. Of those given aspirin one person died.

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