France to tighten drug trial rules following death

France's health minister has presented a plan to tighten the rules regarding human drug trials following an experimental test that killed a volunteer in January.

The minister, Marisol Touraine, also demanded that the Biotrial company which carried out the fatal trial provide an action plan within a month to guarantee that "major breaches" cannot happen again.

"If they don't, we will suspend their activities. If this report is handed in, we will carry