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Payment offered to injured trial participants has strings attached

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7548.990-b (Published 27 April 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:990
  1. Owen Dyer1
  1. 1 London

    Lawyers for the six men who were injured when a drugs trial went disastrously wrong say that their clients have been offered an interim payment of £5000 (£7200; $8950) each. But Martyn Day, the solicitor representing four of the men, said that the offer is conditional on acceptance of the company's compensation scheme, under which the final amount is settled by arbitration. The offer comes as it emerged that the men may not receive adequate compensation because the pharmaceutical firm that …

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