The Body Hunters

The Body Hunters

Testing New Drugs on the World's Poorest Patients

Book - 2006
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Hailed by John le Carr#65533; 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 the United Kingdom, The Body Hunters uncovers the real-life story behind le Carr#65533;'s acclaimed novel The Constant Gardener and the feature film based on it.

"A trenchant expos#65533; . . . meticulously researched and packed with documentary evidence" ( Publishers Weekly ), Sonia Shah's riveting journalistic account shines a much-needed spotlight on a disturbing new global trend. Drawing on years of original research and reporting in Africa and Asia, Shah examines how the multinational pharmaceutical industry, in its quest to develop lucrative drugs, has begun exporting its clinical research trials to the developing world, where ethical oversight is minimal and desperate patients abound. As the New England Journal of Medicine notes, "it is critical that those engaged in drug development, clinical research and its oversight, research ethics, and policy know about these stories," which tell of an impossible choice being faced by many of the world's poorest patients--be experimented upon or die for lack of medicine.
Publisher: New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, 2006.
ISBN: 9781565849129
1565849124
Branch Call Number: 362.1782 SHA
Characteristics: xiii, 242 p. ; 22 cm.

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