Second US institute investigates use of drug in asthma trial

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 11 August 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:299
  1. Deborah Josefson
  1. San Francisco

    Inhaled hexamethonium, the drug implicated in the recent death of Ellen Roche, a previously healthy 24 year old woman who volunteered in an asthma study at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland (BMJ 2001;322:1565), may have made subjects ill in experiments 23 years ago.

    Researchers at the University of California in San Francisco are re-examining data from a 1978 study on …

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