France's health ministry said Friday that six people have been hospitalized and one is in a coma, after a Phase-1 clinical trial of an oral drug went awry.
An unnamed European laboratory was testing the oral medication on healthy volunteers when they fell ill, the ministry said, prompting the drug-testing company to suspend the trial.
Calling it a "grave accident," the ministry said that France's health chief Marisol Touraine would travel to Rennes, the north-western city where the trial was taking place, on Friday afternoon.
The ministry did not say what the drug was being tested for.
Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 11:56