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Test New Diarrhea Drug and Get a Free Trip to Mexico

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the there's-a-patch-for-that dept.

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A pharmaceutical company is offering a free trip to Mexico to anyone willing to test their new diarrhea drug. Almost 1000 volunteers will be able to have some fun in the sun on Intercell's dime as long as they wear a patch that delivers the new drug, and they agree to regular testing should they fall ill. Nigel Thomas, clinical director of Intercell, said: "We are looking for people who have already planned to go to Mexico or Guatemala and think this would add another interesting aspect. We cover their expenses – flights and accommodation – nothing beyond that. It is almost like going on a package holiday. They will be met by a concierge who will take them to their hotel and arrange for them to give their first blood sample within 48 hours."

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Why I'd say no.. (2, Insightful)

schon (31600) | more than 4 years ago | (#30602920)

If this is a reputable study, they're most likely doing a blind or double-blind study... meaning that 1/2 of their subjects get (if you'll pardon the pun) squat for medication.

Would you go to Mexico and drink the water knowing there was a 50% chance the "anti-diarrhea" drug was a placebo?

Re:Why I'd say no.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30629820)

If this is a reputable study, they're most likely doing a blind or double-blind study... meaning that 1/2 of their subjects get (if you'll pardon the pun) squat for medication.

Would you go to Mexico and drink the water knowing there was a 50% chance the "anti-diarrhea" drug was a placebo?

I'd go to Mexico and drink out of the toilet knowing that there was a 50% chance the "anti-diarrhea" drug was a placebo.

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