Profits before people? : ethical standards and the marketing of prescription drugs

TitleProfits before people? : ethical standards and the marketing of prescription drugs
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2006
Series TitleBioethics and the humanities;
PublisherIndiana University Press
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number9780253347480
Accession Number61692698
KeywordsDrug , Drug Industry -- economics -- United States. , Drug Industry -- ethics -- United States. , Industrie , Industrie pharmaceutique -- Aspect moral -- États-Unis. , marketing , Marketing -- Aspect moral -- États-Unis. , Marketing -- ethics -- United States. , Marketing -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States. , Pharmaceutical , Pharmaceutical industry -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States. , Pharmaceutical Preparations -- United States.
AbstractThis book investigates some of the ethical issues inherent in the pharmaceutical industry, including questions about information on advertising, conflicts of interest, cost of pharmaceuticals, direct to consumer advertising, advertising to patients, Pfizer, pricing of pharmaceuticals, profit motive, and samples of pharmaceuticals given to doctors to distribute.
Notes24 cm.Ethics and for-profit business -- The pharmaceutical industry and its stakeholders -- Drug companies and healthcare professionals : the ethics agenda -- Medical professionalism and scientific integrity -- The industry's code : not good enough -- Drug samples : the most important gifts -- Marketing is not objective education -- Medical education : industry at arm's length -- Clinical research and the limits of commercial interests -- Citizens and consumers -- Direct-to-consumer advertising : conflicting interests -- Direct-to-consumer advertising : better is better.Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-197) and index.National bibliography no: GBA618655Leonard J. Weber. More Records: Show record informationGovernment publication (gpb); State or province government publication (sgp); Internet resource (url)Book; Internet Resource Date of Entry: 20050915
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