RED TAPE BEDEVILS R2BN DRUGS TRIAL INDUSTRY

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Clinical trials are pulling in up to R2-billion a year into South Africa, yet researchers fear the industry may be compromised by the slowness of regulatory authorities to approve, or reject, potential trials. The issue was thrown into relief by an incident in the United Kingdom, when six clinical trial subjects ended up in intensive care after being injected with a part mouse, part human monoclonal antibody.

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