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  • How Not to Do It: TATP

    You may well have heard about an incident at the University of Bristol, where a student inadvertently prepared some triacetone triperoxide (TATP). That’s… Read More
  • How Not to Do It: Dosing Volunteers

    Well, here I post about the ethical problems of using normal volunteers in Phase I studies, and this story comes along. It’s not exactly an investigationa… Read More
  • Nitric Acid And Your Lab Coat

    Ah, the good old nitric acid/sulfuric acid nitration conditions. A classic reaction if ever there was one. But you don’t want to let it spray all over you… Read More
  • How Not to Handle Your Clinical Data

    We turn now to Orexigen, one of the small companies trying to make headway in the obesity market. Earlier this year, a patent application from them published, c… Read More
  • How Not to Do It: NMR Magnets

    Here’s an NMR imaging blog with details of a recent problem in an Indian facility. Two people ended up stuck to the machine, pinned by an oxygen cylinder… Read More
  • How Not to Do It: Chromium Trioxide

    Note: this was a post on my old blog site, and never made the migration over to the current “In the Pipeline”. I was reminded of it this morning, an… Read More
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