portland independent media center  
images audio video
newswire article reporting global

animal rights | human & civil rights | prisons & prisoners

Pharma Profit leads to more accurate human tetsing

Petrochemical and pharmacuetical corporations are dissatisied with the inaccuracy of animal tests. Cross species differences often skew the results, leading to unexplained illness from product exposure once on the shelves. To increase corporate profit margins, pharmacuetical corporations are now testing on prisoners..
continuation of IMC discussion with indybay's "nessie" who compared animal rigths activists with Nazis, lead me to some new info..

Q; Why would Nazi's (chemical conglomerate IG Farben) appear to object to animal testing on moral grounds?

A;So they can trick people into believing it is for morality, not innaccuracey of test results compared with real life human experience to product exposure..

The Nazi chemical corporation IG Farben (now Bayer-Hoechst) realized that testing on humans produced more accurate test results, yet few people were willing volunteers..

Test subjects were needed for their experiments, and for this they placed the "lesser" humans (closer to animals) into the concentration camps..

Modern day mirror in the testing of prison inmates for verification of the less accurate animal tests..

So the moral plow is focused on distracting the viewer from the fact that human testing simply produces more accurate results. Pharmaceutical corporations are less likely to get a lawsuit if their product has accurate results that agree with the labeled side effects..

Some modern day info on Bayer from Raleigh Eco-News;

If the pesticide industry gets its way, residents of the Raleigh area could find themselves in demand as human guinea pigs for testing of the chemicals.

Pesticide makers including Bayer CropScience, with offices in Research Triangle Park are pressing the federal Environmental Protection Agency to reverse a longstanding agency policy rejecting human tests of pesticides. In response, the EPA earlier this year issued a notice of proposed rulemaking on the matter. The comment period closed last month.

Pesticide manufacturers argue that the rule change is necessary to learn what happens when humans are exposed to or ingest the toxic chemicals.

The disturbing history of human testing has heightened the emotional nature of the current debate.

A catalyst for the proposed policy change was Bayer's submission to the EPA in August 2001 of a human study of azinphos methyl conducted by a contractor in Scotland in 1998. Azinphos methyl is an insecticide derived from nerve gases developed during World War Two. Bayer scientists were among those who conducted human experiments in Nazi concentration camps. At the time, the company was a subsidiary of IG Farben, which manufactured the poison gas used to kill Nazi prisoners.

More recently, at least one participant from the Scottish azinphos methyl study has come forward to accuse Bayer and its contractor of treating subjects unethically by failing to give them the information needed to give truly informed consent.





www.raleigheconews.com/archives.php?id=63

We need 2 shut down Huntingdon Life Science before they put us in FEMA camps..