How Do You Test a New Seasickness Drug? Take Pill, Set Sail
Most drug trials take place in sterile hospital labs, universities or clinics. Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. decided a boat in the Pacific Ocean would be better.
We wrote about the vomit boat trial
"In rough sea conditions, the new drug fared even better, with more than 72% of the placebo group vomiting, compared with almost 16% for those treated with tradipitant."
Dr. Alison Bateman-House
How do you test a new seasickness drug? Take a pill and set sail
i read the headline here and thought "ooh drug trial on a boat that sounds nice" but then i read the article and in fact it does not
"The study yielded strong results overall, Vanda said, with 40% of placebo recipients vomiting, compared with only 17.5% for those who had taken tradipitant." Great story,