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USA: The Pharmaceutical Industry Stalks the Corridors of Power

> CorpWatch, Feb 2001 (...)

Whilst now out of date in view of current developments, this article gives insights into the power the pharmaceutical industry yields within the White House, and consequently at a global scale also. Furthermore, it brings to attention the reality over the industry’s claims that it needs to protect itself financially to fund new R&D (Research and Development), by highlighting the US government’s role in R&D.  read

date of on-line publication : 13 December 2005


Indian Guinea Pigs for Sale: Outsourcing Clinical Trials

> India Resource Centre, Sep 2004 (...)

This article, which begins by exposing unapproved clinical trials of genetically engineered drugs in India, details some of the current trends for outsourcing clinical trials from the West. As well as presenting opinions from within the pharmaceutical and research sectors (for example, the benefit of using populations in developing countries which are “drug naïve”), it also looks at the ethical issues surrounding the practice, stressing the need for research which involves informed voluntary consent and is relevant to the host country’s most pressing health needs.  read

date of on-line publication : 13 December 2005

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