Paradigmas presented a series of Posts related to the Pharmaceuticals, originated from a Post published, probably in 2007, in the French newspaper “Le Monde” called «Portraits of a Medical “Apartheid” and written by Sonia Shah, a Canadian journalist who authored the books “The Body Hunter” and “Crude: The Story of Oil“.
The Post penetrates the dark business of Pharmaceuticalsand reveals some details that are at least interesting, which give us an account of a certain not so racial, but social and economic segregation in the operation of this corporate machine.
To facilitate the reading of this Posts, we divided it into 10 parts. It was decided to create an Index.
- Part 1: The begining;
- Part 2: In a billion market, 100,000 “volunteers” for each drug;
- Part 3: The more diseases and “events”, the easier and faster the tests;
- Part 4: South Africa: “a great country for AIDS”;
- Part 5: Large testing companies multiply branches in the south of the planet;
- Part 6: “They are more willing to be guinea pigs”;
- Part 7: Supervisory agencies turn a blind eye to testing in poor countries;
- Part 8: India, the ideal laboratory: there is no medical code of ethics;
- Part 9: Involuntary sterilizations, leprosy patients without treatment …;
- Part 10: A practice that undermines the legitimacy of Western medicine.