Overseas Clinical Trials: Fault Lines – Al Jazeera English
This is my site Written by Alex on July 23, 2011 – 3:01 pm   

This segment on overseas clinical trials by Al Jazeera English is accurate and revelatory about how US companies conduct trials in the developing world in a mostly unethical fashion. Many of the points echo the same ones I made in my book, Chasing Medical Miracles, but, nonetheless, it’s refreshing to see this story picked up by a worldwide media and news organization.

I spoke to one of the Al Jazeera producers for this segment when the story was being developed. They were originally intending to go to Africa, and maybe even Uganda, where I conducted research, but instead went to India. The stories told about trials in India in the segment are similar to stories I wrote about and researched while in Africa.

It’s worth a look if you’re interested in what is an emerging healthcare crisis and a fascinating topic.


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