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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.
|Publisher:||New Press, The|
|Edition description:||First Trade Paper Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x (d)|
Table of Contents
Foreword John le Carre vii
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