Body Hunters: Testing New Drugs on the World's Poorest Patients

Body Hunters: Testing New Drugs on the World's Poorest Patients

by Sonia Shah
     
 

Hailed by John le Carre as "an act of courage on the part of its author" and singled out for praise by the leading medical journals in the United States and Britain, The Body Hunters uncovers the real-life stories behind le Carre's acclaimed novel The Constant Gardener. "A trenchant expose of a sinister new trend...meticulously researched and packed with documentary… See more details below

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Hailed by John le Carre as "an act of courage on the part of its author" and singled out for praise by the leading medical journals in the United States and Britain, The Body Hunters uncovers the real-life stories behind le Carre's acclaimed novel The Constant Gardener. "A trenchant expose of a sinister new trend...meticulously researched and packed with documentary evidence" (Publishers Weekly), Sonia Shah's riveting journalistic account provides an eye-opening look at Big Pharma's unethical and exploitative drug trials in the global South, where many of the world's poorest patients face an impossible choice: be experimented upon or die for lack of medicine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595582140
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Edition description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1Clinical trials go global1
2The placebo control18
3Growing the pharma monolith36
4Uncaging the Guinea pig62
5HIV and the second-rate solution77
6South Africa : drug trials and AIDS denialism100
7Outsourcing to India : the one billion body politic112
8Calibrating ethical codes132
9The emperor has no clothes : the vagaries of informed consent144
10Tipping the scales164

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