‘Drug Trial Scare’
June 17th 2013
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I was part of a drug trial nearly ten years ago now. It was a different experience, one that I don’t think I will forget
through my history with Crohn’s. If you’ve been in a drug trial before, you would know the routine. You take either
a placebo or the real drug for a certain amount of time (you won’t know what you’re taking), & at some point you may
end up switching, still without any knowledge of if you’re taking the real thing or not.
I felt good for a time then. I thought the drug was working & it was going to be my salvation.
Amusingly enough, one of our previous comics was during this trial.
After a few months, I ended up stopping the trial and moving onto something else, quickly leaving it behind while moving onto new
ideas. Ultimately moving on to Remicade & then Humira, but that is another story.
A couple years later the phone rang.
‘Is this Brad?’ ,spoke a professional voice on the other end of the phone.
‘Yes, this is.’ I answered back. I was then told that there had been some deaths related to the trial I was in and they were checking in on me to make sure I was.
Well I guess to put it bluntly, living.
Hah, yup. That happened.
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