Arthritis trial stopped after patient dies

 

The family of a UK woman who died after participating in a drug trial for rheumatoid arthritis is in dispute with her doctor, saying he instructed her to continue taking the medication despite her feeling unwell.

The trial for MK-8457, a spleen tyrosine kinase inhibitor, was halted after the 62 year-old volunteer Heather Owen experienced chest pains, fever and shortness of breath seven weeks in to the test, the London Telegraph reports.

She was admitted to hospital with a chest

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