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Drug Trials: The Dark Side

Synopsis
Behind every breakthrough drug is a multi-billion dollar research programme. We see the benefits in safe, effective and affordable medicine. But somewhere in the world, a group of patients have had to test the new drug to see if it works, to see if it’s safe. For that, India has become the location of choice. It’s cheaper. It’s quicker. But evidence is emerging that some patients don’t even realise when they’re part of a trial. DRUG TRIALS exposes disturbing breaches of human rights, and asks: are we prepared to accept them if it’s helping us to live longer?
Series
This World, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2007
Year of production
2006
Notes
Broadcast on BBC2 on 27/4/2007
Subjects
Medical sciences
Keywords
clinical trials; ethical issues; medical research; pharmaceutical industry; human rights abuses

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£195.00
Duration/Size
50 minutes
Year
2007

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£195.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
50 minutes
Year
2007

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Address
Now part of BBC Learning
Notes
This company is no longer trading under this name and currently does not have a web presence. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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