March 05, 2006

A Nation of Guinea Pigs

In Wired a striking review of what our friend Chris MacDonald calls "a familiar story, of course -- big pharma doing Phase III trials in developing nations. The most striking thing about the story is the author's Therapeutic Misconception. She's shocked, apparently, that doctors in India will accept rewards to enroll patients in a trial, 'whether or not it helps the patient.'"

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