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Author Abadie, Roberto

Title The professional guinea pig : Big Pharma and the risky world of human subjects / Roberto Abadie

Publ Info Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2010
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 Bryant Main Stacks  RM301.27 .A22 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  RM301.27 .A22 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  RM301.27 .A22 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xii, 184 pages ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-180) 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
LC subject Drugs -- Testing
Drugs -- United States -- Testing
Human experimentation in medicine -- United States
Mesh Subject Clinical Trials as Topic -- United States
Drug Evaluation -- United States
Ethics, Pharmacy -- United States
Human Experimentation -- United States
ISBN 9780822348146 (cloth : alk. paper)
0822348144 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780822348238 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0822348233 (pbk. : alk. paper)