Pharma testing out Drugs on Mentally ill Homeless People

How the destitute and the mentally ill are being used as human lab rats,
an investigation by Carl Elliott, on Medium, ReadMatter

graffitti of drugs tested on homeless
How the destitute and the mentally ill are being used as human lab rats, an investigation by Carl Elliott.

… ” If you’re looking for poor people who have been paid to test experimental drugs, Philadelphia is a good place to start. The city is home to five medical schools, and pharmaceutical and drug-testing companies line a corridor that stretches northeast into New Jersey. It also has one of the most visible homeless populations in the country… ” …

… ” Most people think of pharmaceutical research as a highly technical activity that takes place in world-class medical centers.
The reality is somewhat different
… ” …

… ” Eligibility requirements have changed, too. For years, trial sites paid only healthy volunteers, mainly to test new drugs for safety. These days people with asthma, diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease, and other conditions can be paid take part in trials… ”

Read the incredible revelations by Carl Elliott, bioethics professor at University of Minnesota, in Is Big Pharma Testing Your Meds on Homeless People? How the destitute and the mentally ill are being used as human lab rats, on Medium, ReadMatter.

Author: DES Daughter

Activist, blogger and social media addict committed to shedding light on a global health scandal and dedicated to raise DES awareness.

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