The Professional Guinea Pig: Big Pharma and the Risky World of Human Subjects

Anthropologist Roberto Abadie will discuss his latest book, The Professional Guinea Pig:  Big Pharma and the Risky World of Human Subjects at a lecture on October 2nd.  In the book, Roberto Abadie documents the emergence of the professional research subjects in Phase I clinical trials testing the safety of drugs in development.

Drawing on ethnographic research among self-identified "professional guinea pigs' in Philadelphia, Abadie examines their experiences and views on the conduct of the trials and the risks they assume by participating.

Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, Research Compliance, the Office of the Provost, and the Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences.

Date:  Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Time:  2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Location:  Dickson Hall, Brantle Lecture Hall

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