Adventures in Ethics and Science

I finally saw The Constant Gardener this weekend.

If your aim is to conduct your drug trials ethically, do not conduct them like the drug trials portrayed in the movie. I could entertain questions on specific details, but the scenario is so black and white that I don’t imagine you’d have any.


  1. #1 Uncle Fishy
    April 10, 2006

    It’s not about gardening? I guess I should get out more, or at least read reviews. Maybe I’ll just stay in and read reviews. And garden.

  2. #2 qetzal
    April 10, 2006

    Saw it. Wasn’t too impressed.

    It’s one thing to believe big pharma can be unethical. It’s another thing to think they would be that stupid.

  3. #3 Janet D. Stemwedel
    April 10, 2006

    I didn’t find the no-ethical-holds-barred drug trial that plausible. But, I thought the film did a good job conveying the protagonist’s growing sense of paranoia. And, in the case that corporate and government interests were so mercenary and brazen, I’d be pretty paranoid!