Friday, March 05, 2004

not so fresh feeling

For me, caused by sleep deprivation and a little excess tempranillo; for drug companies, an ethical dilemma:
As companies increasingly test new drugs in other countries, they are struggling to decide what, if anything, they owe the patients who served as test subjects. Some companies have chosen not to sell their drugs in the countries where they were tested; others have marketed their drugs there, but few patients in those countries can afford them....

"It's not that we are lacking compassion, but the economics are tough," said Carl B. Feldbaum, president of the Biotechnology Industry Organization.

so tough.

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