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Volunteer Medical Testing Raises Ethical Concerns

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Volunteer Medical Testing Raises Ethical Concerns

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Volunteer Medical Testing Raises Ethical Concerns

Volunteer Medical Testing Raises Ethical Concerns

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There is a growing subculture of human lab rats — people who volunteer their bodies for testing in clinical trials. The perks — flexible hours and relatively little responsibility — are often offset by uncomfortable and potentially dangerous side effects. Josh McHugh, author of Drug Test Cowboys, talks about whether it's worth it.

Josh McHugh, author of the article Drug Test Cowboys; contributing editor, Wired magazine

Arthur Caplan, director of the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Bioethics

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