Ethics and the Pharmaceutical Industry

Ethics and the Pharmaceutical Industry

Book - 2005
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Despite the pharmaceutical industry's notable contributions to human progress, including the development of miracle drugs for treating cancer, AIDS, and heart disease, there is a growing tension between the industry and the public. Government officials and social critics have questioned whether the multibillion-dollar industry is fulfilling its social responsibilities. This doubt has been fueled by the national debate over drug pricing and affordable healthcare, and internationally by the battles against epidemic diseases, such as AIDS, in the developing world. Debates are raging over how the industry can and should be expected to act. The contributions in this book by leading figures in industry, government, NGOs, the medical community, and academia discuss and propose solutions to the ethical dilemmas of drug industry behavior. They examine such aspects as the role of intellectual property rights and patent protection, the moral and economic requisites of research and clinical trials, drug pricing, and marketing.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2005
ISBN: 9780521854962
0521854962
Branch Call Number: 338.47 E84s D
Characteristics: xxxiv, 492 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Gorrie, Thomas M.
Santoro, Michael A.

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