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Author Abadie, Roberto.
Title The professional guinea pig [electronic resource] : Big Pharma and the risky world of human subjects / Roberto Abadie.
Publication Info. Durham [NC] : Duke University Press, 2010.
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Description 1 online resource.
Series E-Duke books scholarly collection.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : a guinea pig's wage: risk, body commodification, and the ethics of pharmaceutical research in America -- Guinea-pigging : the in/formal economy of phase I clinical trials in Philadelphia -- Market recruitment, identity, and resistance among professional guinea pigs -- Local knowledge and risk management among professional guinea pigs -- Big Pharma and HIV clinical trials: a case study -- Strategies of survival : HIV clinical trials and the fight for their lives -- From prisoners to professionals : a brief history of the clinical-trial enterprise -- Ethics and the exploitation of the poor in clinical trials research -- Conclusion : living in/off the mild torture economy as trial subjects -- Epilogue : following up : Robert Helms, Frank Little, Dave Onion, and Spam one last time.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Drugs -- Testing.
Drugs -- United States -- Testing.
Human experimentation in medicine -- United States.
Added Author Ebooks Corporation
Related To Print version: Abadie, Roberto. Professional guinea pig Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2010 9780822348146 0822348144 (DLC) 2010004457
ISBN 9780822393245 (electronic book)
0822393247 (electronic book)
9780822348146 (cloth : alk. paper)
0822348144 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780822348238 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0822348233 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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