Monday, February 11, 2013
Group 2 Case 14
Today's case was about drug company testing in India. The author seems to think that Gandhi would be against drug companies using the population of India as a convenient source of test subjects. It seems that because there is a large number of people who need extra money and because there are less regulations, India is an ideal place to test products that are not yet approved.
Obviously, there is and ethical issue here. If people choose to be a part of medical testing, then that is their prerogative. On the other hand, if people are signing up for this type of testing and they are not being made aware of problems with drugs or possible side effects then that is not acceptable.
We did not really get to this topic today, so I don't have much to say about this. What we did do was talk to a visitor about the Peace CORPS. I would be curious to know what countries people would like to go to whether in the Peace CORPS or just to visit. Personally if I were going to go somewhere I would like to go to Asia.