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Saturday, December 04, 2004

How Much In Campaign Contributions

does this cost? More sickening results from the corporate buy-out of America. Apparently NYC's orphans are now Big Pharma's test patient population. Hey, you can't say they didn't pay for it. From the BBC:

We asked Dr David Rasnick, visiting scholar at the University of Berkeley, for his opinion on some of the experiments.

He said: "We're talking about serious, serious side-effects. These children are going to be absolutely miserable. They're going to have cramps, diarrhoea and their joints are going to swell up. They're going to roll around the ground and you can't touch them."

He went on to describe some of the drugs - supplied by major drug manufacturers including Glaxo SmithKline - as "lethal".

When approached by the BBC, Glaxo SmithKline said such trials must have stringent standards and be conducted strictly in accordance with local regulations.

That last part is the best. "Conducted strictly in accordance with local regulations" (they forgot this part though: "that we wrote and paid for!").