A special report
  • Testing Grounds:
    Drugs are expensive.
    Life is cheap.

    The latest industry being outsourced to India is clinical drug trials. And any number of tragic things can happen on the way to your medicine cabinet.
  • 49 children die
    Childrens' deaths at a leading government hospital prompt questions about clinical trials
  • Times staff writer Kris Hundley traveled to India on a World Affairs Journalism Fellowship administered by the International Center for Journalists. The fellowship is sponsored by the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.
The patients' perspective
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  • Hakeem Abdur Razzaq Qaasimy
    For Indians who cannot afford or do not trust Western medicine, the alternative may be someone like Abdur Razzaq Qaasimy, a 72-year-old hakeem in the northwestern Indian city of Ahmedabad.

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