The Body Hunters

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Pearson Education India, 2007 - 208 pages
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The body hunters: testing new drugs on the world's poorest patients

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Contents

Clinical Trials Go Global
xi
The Placebo Control
14
Growing the Pharma Monolith
32
Uncaging the Guinea Pig
58
HIV and the Secondrate Solution
73
South Africa Drug Trials and AIDS Denialism
96
Outsourcing to India The One Billion Body Politic
108
Calibrating Ethical Codes
125
The Emperor Has No Clothes The Vagaries of Informed Consent
140
Tipping the Scales
160
Conclusion
171
Notes
175
Acknowledgments
229
Index
231
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