By Sonia Shah
An eye-opening examine mammoth Pharma's unethical and exploitative drug trials within the worldwide South.
"Medical examine imposes burdens. yet usually conversing, we do not prefer to be aware of it….If the heritage of human experimentation tells us whatever, from the bloody vivisections of the 1st millennium to the Tuskegee Syphilis learn, 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 ebook unearths the unethical drug-testing practices of the multinational pharmaceutical undefined. In its quest to improve profitable new medicines for the world's wealthy, the has became clear of the well-being wishes of the world's terrible. And but, over the last decade, titanic Pharma has quietly exported its scientific learn company to the worldwide South, the place moral oversight is minimum, and ill, bad, and determined sufferers are abundant.
In The physique Hunters, investigative journalist Sonia Shah exhibits how the pharmaceutical is utilizing trying out strategies within the worldwide South that will reason scandals within the constructed global. In India, dozens of sufferers in drug trials have perished ache lethal unintended effects identified to the FDA; in Zambia, AIDS infants in scientific trials were administered placebos.
The physique Hunters relies on a number of years of unique examine and reporting from Africa and Asia, and describes dozens of trials, in addition to the checkered heritage of Western clinical technology in terrible nations.