November 15, 2011
'Big Pharma' Exploits Poor Countries
Buncombe & Lakhani, The Independent
Western pharmaceutical companies have seized on India over the past five years as a testing ground for drugs – making the most of a huge population and loose regulations which help dramatically cut research costs for lucrative products to be sold in the West. The relationship is so exploitative that some believe it represents a new colonialism.
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