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Ethics and the Pharmaceutical Industry

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Thomas Abrams, Charles L. Bardes, Valentine J. Burroughs, Glenna Crooks, Norman Daniels, Scott D. Danzis, Martin Delaney, Don E. Detmer, Julie M. Donohue, Jurgen Drews, Sev Fluss, William Foege, Sara F. Goldkind, James Thuo Gathii, Michael Gorman, Thomas M. Gorrie, Joel Hay, The Hon. Rush Holt, Nien-he Hsieh, Juhana E. Indapaan-Heikkila, Greg Koski, M. Dianne Murphy, Robert M. Nelson, Gary R. Noble, Scott C. Ratzan, Meredith B. Rosenthal, James E. Sabin, Michael A. Santoro, Peter Singleton, J. Russell Teagarden, Sidney Taurel, Patricia H. Werhane, William Weldon
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  • Date Published: November 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521708883

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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. Government officials and social critics have questioned whether the multibillion-dollar industry is fulfilling its social responsibilities. This doubt has been fueled by the national debate over drug pricing and affordable healthcare, and internationally by the battles against epidemic diseases, such as AIDS, in the developing world. Debates are raging over how the industry can and should be expected to act. The contributions in this book by 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, and marketing.

    • Extremely topical, accessible collection on drug pricing, safety, marketing, advertising, and patenting
    • First book to bring together high-level representatives of industry, government, NGOs, leading thinkers in medicine, health ethics, and economics
    • Authors propose solutions - safeguards, ethical guidelines and other recommendations - to the ethical problems of drug companies in society
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    '… Michael Santoro and Thomas Gorrie have compiled a series of essays that provide a fair, balanced and insightful examination of an increasingly troubled relationship between the pharmaceutical industry and society.' Journal of the American Medical Association

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    • Date Published: November 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521708883
    • length: 528 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.68kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Charting a sustainable path for the 21st century pharmaceutical industry Michael A. Santoro
    Part I. Profits, Patients' Rights, and Scientific Progress: The Ethics of Clinical Research Conducted in Private Enterprises:
    1. Drug research: between ethical demands and economic constraints Jurgen Drews
    2. Emerging international norms for clinical testing: good clinical trial practice Juhana E. Idanpaan-Heikkila and Sev S. Fluss
    3. The regulatory and ethical challenges of pediatric research M. Dianne Murphy and Sara F. Goldkind
    4. Including children in research: participation or exploitation? Robert M. Nelson
    5. Racial and ethnic inclusiveness in clinical trials Valentine J. Burroughs
    6. The rights of patients to participate in clinical trials Glenna Crooks
    7. How should government regulate stem-cell research? Perspectives of a scientist-legislator The Hon. Rush Holt
    Part II. Marketing and the Efficient Utilization of Healthcare Resources: Ethical and Public Policy Challenges:
    8. Ethics and prescribing: the clinician's perspective Charles L. Bardes
    9. Direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs: a policy dilemma Meredith B. Rosenthal and Julie M. Donohue
    10. Regulation of prescription drug promotion Thomas Abrams
    11. Off-label communications in marketing prescription drugs Scott D. Danzis
    12. The need for better health information: advancing the informed patient in Europe Don E. Detmer, Peter Singleton and Scott C. Ratzan
    13. Who should get access to which drugs? An ethical template for pharmacy benefits Norman Daniels, James E. Sabin and J. Russell Teagarden
    14. The application of cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis to pharmaceuticals Joel Hay
    Part III. Patents, Pricing, and Equal Access:
    15. Intellectual property rights, access to life-enhancing drugs, and corporate moral responsibilities Patricia H. Werhane and Michael Gorman
    16. A future agenda for government-industry relations William Weldon
    17. AIDS activism and the pharmaceutical industry Martin Delaney
    18. The campaign against innovation Sidney Taurel
    19. Third world perspectives on global pharmaceutical access James Thuo Gathii
    20. The promise of vaccines and the influenza shortage of 2004: public and private partnerships Gary R. Noble
    Part IV. Charting a Sustainable Path for the 21st Century:
    21. Evolving approaches to healthcare challenges Thomas M. Gorrie
    22. Property rights in crisis: managers and rescue Nien-he Hsieh
    23. Blurring the lines: public and private partnerships addressing global health William Foege
    24. Renegotiating the grand bargain: balancing prices, profits, people, and principles Greg Koski.

  • Authors

    Michael A. Santoro, Rutgers University, New Jersey
    Michael A. 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. Professor Santoro holds a PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University and a JD from the New York University School of Law. As a Research Associate at Harvard Business School, he wrote or co-authored nearly 30 case studies and teaching notes on ethical and legal topics such as global protection of intellectual property, insider trading, the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Professor Santoro has also published numerous journal articles, op-ed articles, and book chapters on these topics in publications such as Foreign Policy, and Human Rights Quarterly. He is the author of Profits and Principles: Global Capitalism and Human Rights in China (2000).

    Thomas M. Gorrie
    Thomas M. Gorrie is Corporate Vice President, Government Affairs and Policy at Johnson and Johnson, with responsibility as Corporate Officer for all federal, state, and international government affairs and policy. He has over 30 years of worldwide health care experience. He has worked with various Johnson and Johnson companies in research and development, marketing and sales, business development, strategic planning, general management, international venture capital, and health policy. Dr Gorrie received his PhD in chemistry from Princeton University. He completed post-doctoral studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. He serves on numerous non-profit boards, including Duke University Health Care System, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, the Dean's Advisory Board of the Rutgers Business School, and the Hun School of Princeton.

    Contributors

    Thomas Abrams, Charles L. Bardes, Valentine J. Burroughs, Glenna Crooks, Norman Daniels, Scott D. Danzis, Martin Delaney, Don E. Detmer, Julie M. Donohue, Jurgen Drews, Sev Fluss, William Foege, Sara F. Goldkind, James Thuo Gathii, Michael Gorman, Thomas M. Gorrie, Joel Hay, The Hon. Rush Holt, Nien-he Hsieh, Juhana E. Indapaan-Heikkila, Greg Koski, M. Dianne Murphy, Robert M. Nelson, Gary R. Noble, Scott C. Ratzan, Meredith B. Rosenthal, James E. Sabin, Michael A. Santoro, Peter Singleton, J. Russell Teagarden, Sidney Taurel, Patricia H. Werhane, William Weldon

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