Second US institute investigates use of drug in asthma trialBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7308.299/a (Published 11 August 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:299
- Deborah Josefson
- 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 …