Overseas clinical trials of pharmaceuticals — the globalization of guinea pigs

(WARNING: this isn’t going to be pretty…) In the 1940s, the US Government deliberately infected mentally ill and incarcerated Guatemalans with syphilis – almost 700 people in total.  The study design included arranging sexual encounters between prostitutes known to be infected and the male participants [you just can’t make stuff like this up].  After 2... Continue Reading →

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