The Professional Guinea Pig

Author: Roberto Abadie
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822393247
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Professional Guinea Pig documents the emergence of the professional research subject in Phase I clinical trials testing the safety of drugs in development. Until the mid-1970s Phase I trials were conducted on prisoners. After that practice was outlawed, the pharmaceutical industry needed a replacement population and began to aggressively recruit healthy, paid subjects, some of whom came to depend on the income, earning their living by continuously taking part in these trials. Drawing on ethnographic research among self-identified “professional guinea pigs” in Philadelphia, Roberto Abadie examines their experiences and views on the conduct of the trials and the risks they assume by participating. Some of the research subjects he met had taken part in more than eighty Phase I trials. While the professional guinea pigs tended to believe that most clinical trials pose only a moderate health risk, Abadie contends that the hazards presented by continuous participation, such as exposure to potentially dangerous drug interactions, are discounted or ignored by research subjects in need of money. The risks to professional guinea pigs are also disregarded by the pharmaceutical industry, which has become dependent on the routine participation of experienced research subjects. Arguing that financial incentives compromise the ethical imperative for informed consent to be freely given by clinical-trials subjects, Abadie confirms the need to reform policies regulating the participation of paid subjects in Phase I clinical trials.

Die Meerschweinchen Weihnacht

Author: N. N.
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104030979
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Früher war mehr Schweinchen ... *** Das Weihnachtsbuch für die ganze Familie in zauberhafter Geschenkausstattung *** Die Weihnachtsgeschichte, wie sie noch nie zu sehen war – mit Meerschweinchen in den Hauptrollen. Niedlich, possierlich und urkomisch stellen die haarigen Gesellen in entzückenden Kostümen die berühmtesten Szenen der Heiligen Nacht nach: die Empfängnis, die Vermählung von Maria und Joseph, die Geburt Jesu, den Auftritt der Heiligen Drei Könige. Ein ganz zauberhaftes Geschenkbuch zum Schmunzeln.

Guinea Pig Zero

Author: Robert Helms
Publisher: Garrett County Press
ISBN: 1891053280
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From first person accounts of pharmaceutical studies gone bad to intricate medical histories, Guinea Pig Zero provides a fascinating look at the people who sell their bodies to science. While the book provides advice to present-day research subjects (by rating research clinics), the book also provides context by investigating the history and ethics behind this important, but little-known medical industry.

Fuzzi Coco und Co Band 01

Author: Jennifer Gray
Publisher: Egmont Schneiderbuch
ISBN: 9783505133794
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Fuzzi und Coco sind zwei ganz besondere Meerschweinchen: Fuzzi surft für sein Leben gern durchs Internet und ist ein leidenschaftlicher Koch. Coco war einst Bewohnerin des Buckingham Palace und geschätzte Gesprächspartnerin der Queen. Um ein Meister am Herd zu werden, beschließt Fuzzi, einen Kurs in einem Nobelrestaurant zu besuchen. Kaum hat er sich heimlich auf den Weg gemacht, ahnt Coco Böses: Ihr Freund könnte in eine schlimme Falle geraten! Auf der Suche nach Fuzzi begegnet ihr zum Glück Eduardo, ehemals peruanischer Freiheitskämpfer, der weiß, wie man auch als kleines Fellknäuel Retter in der Not sein kann!

Guinea Pig

Author: Audrey Pavia
Publisher: Howell Book House
ISBN: 9780876055274
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is our sixth set of Happy, Healthy Pet titles. Like the others, they are books pet owners can turn to for the essential information they need to raise a healthy pet. All books contain information on: feeding housing grooming health care what to expect from the pet basic training As our series expands and focuses on different kinds of pets, the emphasis remains on making the pet a companion. In addition, owners of more unusual pets will particularly appreciate the expert advice in these books because professional care for their animals may be difficult to come by. As always, the instruction is from expert—people who know their pet intimately, but also remember what it was like to have one for the first time. Happy, Healthy Pet guides are rich with professional quality color photos and are designed to be enjoyable and easy to learn from.

The Essential Guinea Pig

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Publisher: Howell Book House
ISBN: 9780876053300
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Owning a guinea pig is rewarding and fun! Get all you need to know about feeding, housing and caring for your pet's health in The Essential Guinea Pig. Special features include professional color photos and expert tips on how to make your guinea pig a wonderful addition to the family. Learn how to have a great relationship with your pet with The Essential Guinea Pig.

Guinea Pigs

Author: Martha E. H. Rustad
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780736809757
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Simple text and photographs introduce and illustrate pet guinea pigs, their features, and basic care.

Silent Partners

Author: Rebecca Dresser
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190459298
Format: PDF, Mobi
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When is a human study ethical? For years, science and society have struggled with this question. Experts have put great effort into developing ethical principles and rules that adequately protect and respect volunteers in studies aimed at improving human health. But experts have missed something important. They have created a research ethics system without the help of people who know what it is like to be a research subject. This is a serious omission. Experienced research subjects can make valuable contributions to research ethics. People who have been in studies have information about the experience that other people can overlook. Their experience as subjects gives them special insights into ethics, too. Experienced subjects also know about problems that can lead people to refuse to join studies, or drop out before studies are complete. Scientists and ethicists often speak of subjects as partners in research, but the reality is quite different. Experienced subjects are rarely appointed to the advisory groups that create guidelines for ethical research, or to the committees that review individual studies to determine whether they meet ethical and regulatory standards. A large body of work describes the perceptions and viewpoints of people who have participated in research. But experts rarely use this material to guide improvements in human subject protection. Although subjects have the power to decide whether to participate in a study, they have little control over anything else that goes on in research. Silent Partners moves research subjects to the forefront. It examines what research participation is like for healthy volunteers and patients. It explains why subjects' voices should influence research ethics. Silent Partners shows how experienced research subjects can become real-not just symbolic-partners in research.

Men s Health

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Men's Health magazine contains daily tips and articles on fitness, nutrition, relationships, sex, career and lifestyle.