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

Author: Sonia Shah; John Le Carre
Publisher: New York : New Press, the, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Hailed by John le Carré 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 Carré's acclaimed novel The Constant Gardener and the feature film based on it. "A trenchant exposé ... meticulously researched and packed with documentary evidence" (Publishers  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Shah, Sonia.
Body Hunters : Testing New Drugs on the World's Poorest Patients.
New York : New Press, The, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sonia Shah; John Le Carre
ISBN: 9781595588319 1595588310
OCLC Number: 792687488
Description: 1 online resource (257 pages)
Contents: Foreword: JOHN LE CARRÉ; Preface; 1: Clinical Trials Go Global; 2: The Placebo Control; 3: Growing the Pharma Monolith; 4: Uncaging the Guinea Pig; 5: HIV and the Second-rate Solution; 6: South Africa: Drug Trials and AIDS Denialism; 7: Outsourcing to India: The One Billion Body Politic; 8: Calibrating Ethical Codes; 9: The Emperor Has No Clothes: The Vagaries of Informed Consent; 10: Tipping the Scales; Conclusion; Notes; Acknowledgments; Index.


Reveals the unethical drug testing practices of the multinational pharmaceutical industry. Based on research and reporting from Africa and Asia, the author shows how the pharmaceutical industry is  Read more...


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"Shah has written a brilliant book... this is not a Michael Moore-style anti-corporate rant - Shah writes beautifully, with dispassionate, elegant clarity - and it is all the more powerful for it." Read more...

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