Rx for the Pharmaceutical Industry: Call Your Doctors

TitleRx for the Pharmaceutical Industry: Call Your Doctors
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsKitsis, EA
JournalHastings Center Report
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number00930334
Accession Number43445994
KeywordsMedical , National , Pharmaceutical , Physicians , roles , United
AbstractThe article examines the roles and obligations of physicians who work in the pharmaceutical industry in ensuring ethical behavior. Several moral misconduct issues associated with the industry are discussed. Industry physicians are reportedly faced with the challenge of conflicting roles to ensure patient welfare protection and the advancement of science in a profit-driven industry. One suggestion is to require industry physicians to complete training that researchers participating in National Institutes of Health-sponsored studies undergo.
NotesKITSIS, ELIZABETH A. 1; Affiliation: 1: Director of bioethics education, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and is associated with the Montefiore-Einstein Center for Bioethics; Source Info: Jul2009, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p18; Subject Term: PHYSICIANS; Subject Term: PHARMACEUTICAL industry; Subject Term: MEDICAL ethics; Subject Term: ROLES (Social aspects); Subject Term: UNITED States; Company/Entity: NATIONAL Institutes of Health (U.S.); NAICS/Industry Codes: 325412 Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturing; NAICS/Industry Codes: 621111 Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists); Number of Pages: 4p; Document Type: Article
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