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Introduction: “Your Health Is Your Wealth”

Jill A. Fisher

in Adverse Events: Race, Inequality, and the Testing of New Pharmaceuticals

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479877997
eISBN:
9781479861439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479877997.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This introduction describes what Phase I trials are and what is expected of healthy people who participate. It also details who typically enrolls in these trials, mapping out the demographic ... More


“Doing the Lab Rat Thing”

Jill A. Fisher

in Adverse Events: Race, Inequality, and the Testing of New Pharmaceuticals

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479877997
eISBN:
9781479861439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479877997.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Chapter 2 focuses on the economic motivations of healthy volunteers. Drawing upon the concept of imbricated stigma, it describes how social inequalities shape participants’ views of Phase I trials. ... More


Conclusion: The Social Inequality of Adverse Events

Jill A. Fisher

in Adverse Events: Race, Inequality, and the Testing of New Pharmaceuticals

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479877997
eISBN:
9781479861439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479877997.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The book’s conclusion reflects on the political and economic context of US Phase I trials. A society characterized by deeply imbricated stigmas ensures that there will always be healthy volunteers ... More


A Tale of Three Cultures

Jill A. Fisher

in Adverse Events: Race, Inequality, and the Testing of New Pharmaceuticals

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479877997
eISBN:
9781479861439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479877997.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Despite similar financial goals among healthy volunteers, there are regional differences in the culture of Phase I participation. Chapter 3 focuses on this theme to further unpack variations in how ... More


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