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

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

by Sonia Shah, John le Carré
 

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ISBN-10: 1595582142

ISBN-13: 9781595582140

Pub. Date: 10/01/2007

Publisher: New Press, The

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

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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


Foreword   John le Carre     vii
Preface     x
Clinical Trials Go Global     1
The Placebo Control     18
Growing the Pharma Monolith     36
Uncaging the Guinea Pig     62
HIV and the Second-rate Solution     77
South Africa: Drug Trials and AIDS Denialism     100
Outsourcing to India: The One Billion Body Politic     112
Calibrating Ethical Codes     132
The Emperor Has No Clothes: The Vagaries of Informed Consent     144
Tipping the Scales     164
Conclusion     175
Notes     179
Acknowledgments     233
Index     235

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