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1. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

I take it that most of you have read about the drug trial in London that has gone horribly wrong.

If not, here is an article on it.

Truly shocking, and a timely warning for those considering a way to earn some extra funds.

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2. Posted by Twinkle (Travel Guru 1112 posts) 10y

Its at Northwick park, right by my house and yesterday there was sooooo many cameras there and a few people there in protest, its horrendous.I actually did a medical trial a couple of years ago when I was really skint and couldnt pay my rent....its was about sleep deprivation and I was kinda apprehensive about the whole thing, but it was with a big company and totally legit and there wasnt any real risks there....I got paid a lot of money, all expenses, food and a trip up to Edinburgh....but I think its when its involving risky drugs its just not worth it.I have some friends who have had to do some pretty low things to be able to live here in London and get through University, including some that have done some pretty dodgy drugs trials for meagre amounts of money...its just not worth it, all that unknowing...

3. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 10y

If members have read or seen 'The Constant Gardner', they will know why many drug trials are conducted in Africa. Much cheaper costs, easier to control bad news as they are fewer media outlets to report on findings. This is a public relations disaster for any drug company and looks like a tragic outcome for the volunteers. Very sad reading.