Archives July 2011

Since we wrote an editorial on the unethical methods of high-jacking hospitals by the drug manufacturers, it has come to light that the malise is more serious. The first sin is that the MNC's and other manufacturers are using Indian laboratories for their testing. The money paid to the professor; is a pittance when compared to the capital needed to build laboratories. The second most important sin is the testing of their untried medicines on human guinea pigs without their knowledge. The result of all this is that in the three years of trial and testing, 1500 patients had died. There is no compensation equal to the life lost. How could the manufacturers penetrate the hospitals, including the most prestigious ones ? The professors in charge of clinical research are paid a huge sum by the companies to try their untested medicines. The professors are also members of Ethics committees more...


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