Next Meeting: Thursday, April 17 (The Constant Gardener)

There is an interesting piece in The Nation entited “The Constant Gardener”: What the Movie Missed which looks at the pharmaceutical industry and clinical trials. has a fairly scathing review of the book and the New York Times (there is no charge to login) review made comparisons to Dickens’ attempts to right some of society’s ills.

You can also find some recent articles such as: Peer review. Pfizer denied access to journals’ files (Science) and Guinea-pigging: healthy human subjects for drug safety trials are in demand. But is it a living?  (New Yorker).

Le Carre also wrote the forward to “The Body Hunters: Testing New Drugs on the World’s Poorest Patients” by Sonia Shah.

NPR has an interview with the author.

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