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By Sonia Shah

An eye-opening examine huge Pharma's unethical and exploitative drug trials within the worldwide South.

"Medical examine imposes burdens. yet quite often talking, we do not wish to understand it….If the heritage of human experimentation tells us something, from the bloody vivisections of the 1st millennium to the Tuskegee Syphilis learn, it really is that such burdens made mystery will fall heaviest at the poorest and so much powerless between us."—from The physique Hunters

This groundbreaking booklet unearths the unethical drug-testing practices of the multinational pharmaceutical undefined. In its quest to advance profitable new medications for the world's wealthy, the has grew to become clear of the healthiness wishes of the world's bad. And but, during the last decade, monstrous Pharma has quietly exported its medical 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 methods within the worldwide South that will reason scandals within the constructed global. In India, dozens of sufferers in drug trials have perished agony lethal unintended effects recognized to the FDA; in Zambia, AIDS infants in scientific trials were administered placebos.

The physique Hunters is predicated on a number of years of unique examine and reporting from Africa and Asia, and describes dozens of trials, in addition to the checkered background of Western scientific technological know-how in bad nations.

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