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report on drug trial safety


New drugs must be tested before they can be sold. Ethical testing requires what’s called “informed consent,” which means the participants must not only agree to take part but also have a real understanding of the procedure. But some of those tests, or clinical trials, have come under criticism. Some pharmaceutical companies have been accused of exploiting the test subjects, who may not understand how the process works. Ntaryike Divine, Jr., has more.

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