clinical research

3 Male birth control, made in the forests of Indonesia

Indonesian farmerFlickr, nlimmen The first male contraceptive method to ever hit the market will almost certainly not be one manufactured in a lab by Bayer or Merck, but by the verdant forests of Indonesia. The Indonesian plant Justicia gendarussa has long been used homeopathically to reduce stress, but more recently…

0 Drug/vaccine trials in developing world need better patient protections

At the 7th annual meeting of the World Conference of Science Journalists, several speakers said clinical research trials done in the developing world lack adequate patient protections as well as an ethical and legal framework. According to SciDev.net: For the pharmaceutical industry, the attractions are the lower costs and the…