i found this mentioned in a book my brother gave me about getting your personal dna decoded.
personal update: first time i've logged in here in months. did two short low-pay studies at kendle and cetero, got sent home from a jasper study, keep getting rejected at covance for the only low-pay studies they let me screen for. i'll probably go back to warehouse work, i've been putting it off.
ideally i would find some kind of temping where i can take off to lab rat now and then.
2006 was just before my time and i haven't heard of this place. but if any of you went there, you might have a small check waiting for you from the class action folks.
In May of 2006, Miami-Dade County ed the demolition of a former Holiday Inn, citing various fire and safety violations. It had been the largest drug-testing site in North America, with six hundred and seventy-five beds. The operation closed down that year, shortly after the financial magazine Bloomberg Markets reported that the building’s owner, SFBC International, was paying undocumented immigrants to participate in drug trials under ethically dubious conditions. The medical director of the clinic got her degree from a school in the Caribbean and was not licensed to practice. Some of the studies had been approved by a commercial ethical-review board owned by the wife of an SFBC vice-president. (The company, which has since changed its name to PharmaNet Development Group, says that it required subjects to provide proof of their legal status, and that the practice of medicine wasn’t part of the medical director’s duties. Last August, the company paid $28.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit.)