By Sonia Shah
An eye-opening examine great Pharma's unethical and exploitative drug trials within the international South.
"Medical examine imposes burdens. yet usually talking, we do not prefer to understand it….If the background of human experimentation tells us whatever, from the bloody vivisections of the 1st millennium to the Tuskegee Syphilis research, it really is that such burdens made mystery will fall heaviest at the poorest and such a lot powerless between us."—from The physique Hunters
This groundbreaking publication unearths the unethical drug-testing practices of the multinational pharmaceutical undefined. In its quest to increase profitable new medications for the world's wealthy, the has became clear of the health and wellbeing wishes of the world's bad. And but, over the last decade, huge Pharma has quietly exported its scientific examine company to the worldwide South, the place moral oversight is minimum, and ailing, negative, and determined sufferers are abundant.
In The physique Hunters, investigative journalist Sonia Shah indicates how the pharmaceutical is utilizing checking out approaches within the international South that will reason scandals within the built global. In India, dozens of sufferers in drug trials have perished ache lethal unwanted effects recognized to the FDA; in Zambia, AIDS infants in medical trials were administered placebos.
The physique Hunters is predicated on a number of years of unique study and reporting from Africa and Asia, and describes dozens of trials, in addition to the checkered historical past of Western clinical technology in bad nations.