Ethics and the Pharmaceutical Industry

Ethics and the Pharmaceutical Industry

by Michael A. Santoro, Thomas M. Gorrie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521854962

ISBN-13: 9780521854962

Pub. Date: 10/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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. Debates are raging over how the industry can and should be expected to act. In this volume leading figures in industry, government, NGOs,…  See more details below

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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. Debates are raging over how the industry can and should be expected to act. In this volume 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, marketing and advertising. . Michael Santoro is Associate Professor with tenure in the Business Environment Department at Rutgers Business School, where he teaches courses on business ethics, public policy, labor and human rights, law, ethical issues in the pharmaceutical industry and China business strategy. As a Research Associate at Harvard Business School, he wrote or co-authored nearly thirty case studies and teaching notes on ethical and legal topics such as global protection of intellectual property, insider trading, the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and Fair Credit Reporting Act. Thomas Gorrie is Corporate Vice President, Government Affairs & Policy, at Johnson & Johnson, with responsiblity for all federal, state and international government affairs and policy. He completed post-doctoral studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, following the receipt of his doctorate at Princeton University. Gorrie has over 30 years of worldwide health care experience and has worked with various Johnson & Johnson companies in research and development, marketing and sales, business development, strategic planning, general management, international, venture capital, and health policy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521854962
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2005
Pages:
526
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.46(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Foreword
Introduction : charting a sustainable path for the twenty-first century pharmaceutical industry1
Pt. IProfits, patients' rights, and scientific progress : the ethics of clinical research conducted in private enterprises
Introduction to part I9
1Drug research : between ethical demands and economic constraints21
2Emerging international norms for clinical testing : good clinical trial practice37
3The regulatory and ethical challenges of pediatric research48
4Including children in research : participation or exploitation?68
5Racial and ethnic inclusiveness in clinical trials80
6The rights of patients to participate in clinical research97
7How should government regulate stem-cell research? : views from a scientist-legislator109
Pt. IIMarketing and the efficient utilization of healthcare resources : ethical and public policy challenges
Introduction to part II127
8Ethics and prescribing : the clinician's perspective136
9The regulation of prescription drug promotion153
10Direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs : a policy dilemma169
11Off-lable communications and prescription drugs184
12The need for better health information : advancing the informed patient in Europe196
13Who should get access to which drugs? An ethical template for pharmacy benefits206
14The application of cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis to pharmaceuticals225
Pt. IIIPatents, pricing, and equal access
Introduction to part III251
15Intellectual property rights, access to life-enhancing drugs, and corporate moral responsibilities260
16A future agenda for government-industry relations282
17AIDS activism and the pharmaceutical industry300
18The campaign against innovation326
19Third world perspectives on global pharmaceutical access336
20The promise of vaccines and the influenza vaccine shortage of 2004 : public and private partnerships352
Pt. IVConcluding thoughts : charting a sustainable path for the twenty-first century
Introduction to part IV363
21Evolving approaches to healthcare challenges369
22Property rights in crisis : managers and rescue379
23Blurring the lines : public and private partnerships addressing global health386
24Renegotiating the grand bargain : balancing prices, profits, people, and principles393

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