November 15, 2011

'Big Pharma' Exploits Poor Countries

Buncombe & Lakhani, The Independent

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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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TAGGED: Big Pharma, Medical Research, Bioethics, Clinical Trials, Pharmaceutical Industry, India


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