Chasing Medical Miracles: The Promise and Perils of Clinical Trials by Alex O'Meara | 9780802716965 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Chasing Medical Miracles: The Promise and Perils of Clinical Trials

Chasing Medical Miracles: The Promise and Perils of Clinical Trials

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by Alex O'Meara
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802716962

ISBN-13: 9780802716965

Pub. Date: 06/16/2009

Publisher: Walker & Company

Clinical trials have become a $24 billion industry that is reshaping every aspect of health-care development and delivery in the United States and around the world. Chasing Medical Miracles is the first book to give readers a behind-the-scenes look at the complicated world of clinical trials and how a multibillion-dollar industry of private companies conducting

Overview

Clinical trials have become a $24 billion industry that is reshaping every aspect of health-care development and delivery in the United States and around the world. Chasing Medical Miracles is the first book to give readers a behind-the-scenes look at the complicated world of clinical trials and how a multibillion-dollar industry of private companies conducting them with little oversight has quietly become a major part of the American medical establishment. A new foreword uses the testing of the H1N1-or swine flu-vaccine to illustrate some of the challenges and pitfalls of clinical trials. Alex O'Meara reveals what every health-conscious person needs to know about how drugs, devices, and procedures are tested and approved.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802716965
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Publication date:
06/16/2009
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction....................1
Chapter 1: Entering the Risky World of Clinical Trials....................7
Chapter 2: The Right and Wrong of Clinical Trials....................20
Chapter 3: Money Makes the Trial Go 'Round....................54
Chapter 4: Legal Trials....................85
Chapter 5: There's a Subject Born Every Minute....................97
Chapter 6: Going Global....................122
Chapter 7: The Perfect Laboratory for Clinical Trials....................150
Chapter 8: The Stories Behind the Subjects....................172
Chapter 9: Transplanted....................198
Afterword: Volunteering for a Clinical Trial....................218
Acknowledgments....................225
Notes....................227
Index....................255

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