A Radical Example of What Some Drugs Can Do to You

It’s important to be reminded of the individual tragedies that can occur when patients rely too often on a drug to address underlying health problems. Such is the case of Ryan Wilson, an aspiring plumber whose toes and fingertips were amputated after a drug trial went horribly wrong. Of the six men who were injected with TGN1412 last spring and hospitalized as a result, Wilson suffered the most: He remained in a coma for 3-weeks and several of his vital organs failed at some point. The best outcome Wilson can hope for someday: Walking without crutches or pain, a simple thing most us take for granted.

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