Hooked: How Medicine's Dependence on the Pharmaceutical Industry Undermines Professional Ethicsby Howard Brody
For decades, medical professionals have betrayed the public's trust by accepting various benefits from the pharmaceutical industry. Both drug company representatives and doctors employ artful spin to portray this behavior positively to the public, and to themselves. In Hooked, Howard Brody argues that we can neither understand the problem, nor propose helpful… See more details below
For decades, medical professionals have betrayed the public's trust by accepting various benefits from the pharmaceutical industry. Both drug company representatives and doctors employ artful spin to portray this behavior positively to the public, and to themselves. In Hooked, Howard Brody argues that we can neither understand the problem, nor propose helpful solutions until we identify the many levels of activity connecting these purportedly noble industries. We can pass laws and enact regulations, but ultimately the medical profession must take responsibility for its own integrity. Hooked is a wake-up call for anyone expecting high quality, ethical medical care.
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
- Publication date:
- Explorations in Bioethics and the Medical Humanities Series
- Product dimensions:
- 6.33(w) x 9.57(h) x 1.09(d)
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction: The Tipping Point Part 2 I. Overview Chapter 3 1. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: A Story of Two Medications Chapter 4 2. An Ethical Framework Part 5 II. Specific Issues and Problems Chapter 6 3. The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Free Market Chapter 7 4. Patents, Generic Drugs, and Academic Science Chapter 8 5. Research and Profits Chapter 9 6. Suppression of Research Data Chapter 10 7. The Quality of Pharmaceutical Research Chapter 11 8. The Drug Rep: Historical Background Chapter 12 9. The Drug Rep Today Chapter 13 10. The Influence of Drug Reps: What the Data Show Chapter 14 11. Continuing Medical Education Chapter 15 12. Professional Organizations and Journal Advertising Chapter 16 13. The Industry and the Consumer Chapter 17 14. The FDA: From Patent Medicine to AIDS Drugs Chapter 18 15. The FDA and the Industry, 1990-2004 Part 19 III. Toward Solutions Chapter 20 16. Solutions: The Management and Divestment Strategies Chapter 21 17. Solutions Requiring Enhanced Professionalism in Medicine Chapter 22 18. Solutions Requiring Regulatory Reform Chapter 23 Epilogue: Industry Woes and Professional Opportunities
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