Thursday, 27 August 2009


Please read this before undergoing any clinical drug trials with
Aka: Richmond pharmacology, London

The conditions and treatments associated with this company are completely substandard and leave patients with long ongoing problems.

I have recently experienced a clinical drug trial with Richmond pharmacology and have been completely miss treated and am left with ongoing health conditions and no compensation for my time and health risks.

Before anyone who would wish to do a clinical drug trial with this company please consider this case as it will save you a lot of time, money and health risks.

My case

Due to a recent stint of unemployment I decided to undergo a clinical drug trial with Richmond pharmacology. The money on offer was good and the risks at the time seemed minimal. I was given a contract to sign and times I needed to be administered to hospital.

From the moment I had walked into the ward on the first day problems started accruing. I sat on my hospital bed and looked around; I was placed in an overcrowded ward with over 30 other patients. Doctors and nurses were walking around but I was not seen to for another two hours.

When asking nurses for information about what was going on, no one gave me a straight answer; this would be a constant ongoing problem.

Due to being not able to eat before they administered the drug I developed a large headache, after telling doctors this I was not given anything until another six hours.

I was administered the drug and the side affects started kicking in. This included nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite. These affects left me feeling sick all day and unable to eat, basically laying on an uncomfortable hospital bed in agony.

The thought of being able to go to sleep was the only comforting thing I had on offer, but I was wrong. Due to being in an overcrowded ward, medical machines, noise and light from staff continually working made sleep impossible. The frustration from this can be unbearable and staffs are unwilling to help or make changes in order to make my stay comfortable.

These problems continued throughout the length of my stay. The following days involved getting numerous amounts of blood taken at all hours of day and night which left me feeling very withdrawn and agitated.

All most all aspects of the live in conditions were terrible. The facilities on offer were dismal and are need of a serious upgrade.

The food on offer was awful and was sometimes impossible to cut let alone eat. I was given a set menu and was not aloud to eat anything else. Even the thought of eating the food made you feel even worse.

The bathroom facilities were dismal as due to over crowding they were constantly overused and in a state that needed cleaning. Even vomit was left all over toilet bowels for hours until it was cleaned.

As for entertainment I was not aloud outside the ward at anytime, basically locked in prison like hospital 24 hours a day. There is TV and internet use but this is substandard due to weak reception and bad connection speeds which just leads to more frustration.

Overall the stresses of living in such conditions lead me to be taken off the trial and I was told I was not to receive any compensation for my time and health risks. This has left me with mounting bills and added stress.

Due to the nature of the side effects I have lost a large amount weight in short period of time, suffer from back pain, and still have a decreased appetite, feeling very withdrawn and constantly tired. Because of these effects I am unable to work and am not sure when I will be able to.

When trying to discuss this matter with staff I was not given any help apart from being told I could lodge a letter of complaint, which is pointless due to how they run their company.

I hope this blog informs people who may be considering doing a clinical drugs trial with Richmond pharmacology, as it will save you a lot of pain and misery.

If you have any questions about this or want to know anymore information about what really goes on in Richmond pharmacology please do not hesitate to get in contact with me at the numbers listed.

Adam McLeod
Mob: +44 077 952 14843