By Sonia Shah
An eye-opening examine tremendous Pharma's unethical and exploitative drug trials within the worldwide South.
"Medical examine imposes burdens. yet commonly talking, we do not wish to understand it….If the background of human experimentation tells us whatever, from the bloody vivisections of the 1st millennium to the Tuskegee Syphilis examine, it truly 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 finds the unethical drug-testing practices of the multinational pharmaceutical undefined. In its quest to strengthen profitable new medications for the world's wealthy, the has became clear of the wellbeing and fitness wishes of the world's negative. And but, during the last decade, huge Pharma has quietly exported its scientific learn company to the worldwide South, the place moral oversight is minimum, and unwell, bad, and determined sufferers are abundant.
In The physique Hunters, investigative journalist Sonia Shah indicates how the pharmaceutical is utilizing checking out systems within the international South that may reason scandals within the constructed global. In India, dozens of sufferers in drug trials have perished ache lethal uncomfortable side effects recognized to the FDA; in Zambia, AIDS infants in scientific trials were administered placebos.
The physique Hunters relies on numerous years of unique study and reporting from Africa and Asia, and describes dozens of trials, in addition to the checkered historical past of Western scientific technology in negative international locations.