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Double Standards in Medical Research in Developing Countries

Double Standards in Medical Research in Developing Countries

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  • Author: Ruth Macklin, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
  • Date Published: June 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521541701

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  • This book examines the ethical controversies that have surrounded the design and conduct of international medical research sponsored by industrialized countries or industry, and carried out in developing countries. Is it acceptable to lower the ethical standards adopted in the industrialized world when carrying out research in developing, or resource-poor, countries? Ruth Macklin concludes that double standards in medical research are ethically unacceptable.

    • Presents a detailed account of both sides of recent controversies in international medical research
    • As a member of a committee that revised international ethical guidelines for medical research, the author gives a behind-the-scenes account of the views of many commentators on the guidelines
    • Describes episodes of unethical research sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry and analyses which of these constitute exploitation of research students in developing countries
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    "The strength of the book lies in its breadth of coverage. It moves from deliberations over the wording of guidelines to theoretical considerations of the substantive content of those words, showing why their careful usage is ethically, and practically salient. Macklin's experience on international committees and study teams adds to the depth of her considerations. [S]he has made an important and timely contribution to the thinking of medical and pharmaceutical professionals, policymakers, and ethicists." Jackie Leach Scully, University of Basel, JAMA

    "[Macklin] has made an important and timely contribution to the thinking of medical and pharmaceutical professionals, poicymakers, and ethicists." JANA

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521541701
    • length: 290 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. International research contested: controversies and debates
    2. Maintaining ethical standards in research
    3. Striving for justice in research
    4. Avoiding exploitation
    5. providing safeguards: informed consent and review of research
    6. Making drugs affordable
    7. Respecting, protecting, and fulfilling human rights
    8. Striving for a single standard

  • Author

    Ruth Macklin, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
    Professor of Bioethics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York.

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