Probably not. On the other hand, if a person has a terminal illness, he/she may say, 'Why not? What do I have to lose?' I can totally understand their point of view.
That being said I am 100 percent AGAINST using animals for research. I found a list on the internet of societies who ask for donations but allow animal research. I REFUSE to donate money to any of those organizations. Just the thought of these terrified caged animals makes me sick. I so loathe animal cruelty that I cannot read about it in the paper, or see a movie that it involves. And using animals for scientific or medical research is extremely cruel.
I agree with Christen - I truly believe many medications are just plain dangerous. I personally cannot take statins, decongestants or narcotics. They mess me up terribly.
I also agree with Christin that pharmaceuticals don't care about people. One of the medications my husband is on for diabetes would charge over $1,000 per month IF we did not have insurance. All they care about is making big money.
That being said, some medications are necessary...I have to take blood pressure pills, and those with diabetes must have insulin.
But I am certainly not a candidate to be a guinea pig, and I would have no desire to do so. Thank you for a great question. Blessings, Sparklea :)