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Testing New Medicines: humans for sale

Is the increasing reliance on human subjects for testing medical advances leading to an unjustifiable cost in human rights? Experts from the University of Sussex, Queen Mary, University of London, and University College London will come together to discuss Testing New Medicines in a public event at LSE on Thursday 15 February.

Speaking at this event, organised by LSE's Centre for the Study of Human Rights, are:

  • John Abraham, professor of sociology and co-director of the Centre for Research in Health and Medicine, University of Sussex.
  • Richard Ashcroft, professor of biomedical ethics at Queen Mary, University of London.
  • Sarah Edwards, senior lecturer in research governance in the Research and Development Directorate at UCL Hospitals Trust and the Centre for Bioethics and Philosophy of Medicine, UCL.

Testing New Medicines: humans for sale is on Thursday 15 February 2007 at 6.30 - 8pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

6 February 2007

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