In developing countries, such as India, people are seen as mere commodities or, in other words, Guinea pigs.
In over 80% of the cases, people are unaware of the fact that they are indeed participating in clinical trials and that they may be signing their siblings’ or their own death certificate.
India is considered a testing ground, characterized by modern facilities (that the Big Pharma companies invested in) on one hand, and poor and uneducated people who cannot afford medical care and are desperately seeking for it, on the other.
Usually, most parents are tricked into believing that they are signing the necessary vaccination forms for their new born babies, but in fact, uneducated people who cannot read are giving their written consent for their babies to take part in clinical runs, thus allowing doctors to scar them for life, in one way or another.
In India, doctors are perceived as almighty gods, who know better. This is the main reason why patients put all of their trust into their doctors, without asking too many questions and strongly believing that the doctors will cure them or their children, or at least, receive treatment to prevent future diseases. Given these circumstances, doctors do not bother to tell people more about the clinical trial forms and simply expect their patients to sign them.
The boy that got scarred for life
The case of a little boy whose parents signed the consent forms (written in English) without even blinking, is one particular example of what is currently happening in India.
What they believed to be vaccine-related documents were in fact consent forms for a clinical run testing the poliomyelitis vaccine on their few-days old son.
This vaccine is considered safe only when it is administered to children over six weeks old. Two years after the clinical run, the little boy shows signs of slow development on mostly all areas.
Why doctors do it?
In India, doctors can make up to ten times more money whilst running medical trials than by running their own medical practice, which is one of the main reasons enabling the Big Pharma companies to see India purely as a testing ground and its people as easy targets.
Clinical trials are conducted in a cruel manner and babies play the role of the Guinea pigs, in most cases. Thus, without being able to give their consent, they are exposed to various clinical trials, which affect their long term development.
Without the ability to speak or concentrate, children grow up both mentally and physically challenged. In their state, they will never be able to successfully finish school and find a well-paying job in order to sustain a bright future, much brighter than their parents’.
Like in any other country, in India, it is illegal to test drugs on patients without informed consent. For most of the people it is particularly difficult to understand what a clinical test is and what it implies, given the fact that ordinary people do not really have access to education.
However, the Big Pharma companies do not admit to breaking the law in any other way and affirm that they are complying with all the necessary requirements. And there seems to be no method though which they can be caught. The level of corruption is so high that post-mortem investigations are not even conducted in India. Moreover, the families of the deceased receive no compensation whatsoever.
It is now safe to admit that the Big Pharma companies step on a trail of dead bodies left behind in their quest for more money. What is worse, no-one is accounted for the disaster and grief that families experience.
The new born children are not the only Guinea pigs pharmaceutical companies use. The most vulnerable people, including the sickest ones are also being tested on.
The Bhopal chemical disaster
For instance, in 1984, the entire city of Bhopal was seriously affected by a cloud of poisonous gas leaked from the nearby factory producing pesticides.
Bhopal inhabitants were not able to see or breathe properly due to it. Two decades later, the terrible effects of the gas leak are still very much present, as over 100,000 victims are still experiencing the side effects caused by that particular hazard, which released over 40 tons of poisonous gas above the city.
To make matters worse, the unluckiest of the victims did not receive the medical care they urgently needed, but instead were tricked into taking part in clinical runs.
The new Bhopal hospital that was especially built to help the victims of the Bhopal catastrophe free of charge, used its patients as testing puppets. The doctors demanded the families to sign some no question asked forms.
However, the families of the patients were 100% convinced that their siblings were receiving the treatments they needed. Even in this case, none of the deaths that occurred post hospitalization (implicitly, post trials) have been investigated.
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