Friday 21 August 1998
Dr Millar, British Biotech former head of clinical research, was sacked in April after expressing his doubts on the company's anti-pancreatitis drug Zacutex and Marismastat, a cancer treatment, to a British Biotech shareholder.
The company criticised Dr Millar for lifting the secrecy on two trials of Zacutex and Marimastat - a procedure known as "unblinding" - which could have invalidated the trials.
However, British Biotech, whose shares have fallen 85 per cent since the Millar affair broke, said it was now "satisfied that there are no safety issues which would require these clinical trials to be stopped".
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