Outsourcing our guinea pigs

Clinical trials go global where the guinea pigs are cheaper. (from Science News)

DURHAM, N.C. – Top-tier U.S.-based pharmaceutical companies are moving their clinical trials overseas at warp speed, raising questions about ethics, quality control, and even the scientific value of their findings for people back in the U.S.

Many of the trials are taking place in developing countries in Eastern Europe and Asia where study participants are often poorer and less educated than are study participants in the U.S., according to researchers at Duke Clinical Research Institute

 
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Jenn says:

Great article, Kelsey. Thanks for sharing.

Kelsey says:

Maybe UTMB should start outsourcing for their studies?

Kyle Timmerman says:

It may happen. Thanks to Ike, they recently outsourced most of their patients.

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