Before you decide to join a clinical trail, read this:
The drug test participant on the next bed was shivering and shaking and coughing up blood.
That is what Mohsen, a 37-year-old man from Toronto, said he told a nurse on Sept. 1 at a Montreal testing center owned by Miami-based SFBC International. Mohsen said he demanded to be moved.
SFBC, which runs the largest clinical trial site in North America, kept Mohsen and his roommate together for another four days, according to Michael York, an SFBC lawyer. In November, Mohsen learned that his roommate had active tuberculosis, and that Mohsen himself had contracted latent tuberculosis. Eight other participants in the September SFBC drug trial also tested positive for latent tuberculosis, according to the Montreal Regional Health Department.