Ethics vs economics: the cost of outsourcing clinical trials to developing countries

The cheapest and most efficient means of conducting clinical trials lies in outsourcing to the ‘developing’ world. NIAID/Flickr, CC BY-ND As the death toll from the African Ebola crisis peaked, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan delivered a scathing attack on the “profit-driven” pharmaceutical industry and its unwillingness to develop a vaccine “for markets…