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Ethics and the Pharmaceutical Industry

Santoro, Michael A.

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ISBN 10: 0521854962 / ISBN 13: 9780521854962
Published by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge ; New York, NY, 2005
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Title: Ethics and the Pharmaceutical Industry

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge ; New York, NY

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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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. Debates are raging over how the industry can and should be expected to act. In this volume 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, marketing and advertising. . Michael 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. As a Research Associate at Harvard Business School, he wrote or co-authored nearly thirty case studies and teaching notes on ethical and legal topics such as global protection of intellectual property, insider trading, the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and Fair Credit Reporting Act. Thomas Gorrie is Corporate Vice President, Government Affairs & Policy, at Johnson & Johnson, with responsiblity for all federal, state and international government affairs and policy. He completed post-doctoral studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, following the receipt of his doctorate at Princeton University. Gorrie has over 30 years of worldwide health care experience and has worked with various Johnson & Johnson companies in research and development, marketing and sales, business development, strategic planning, general management, international, venture capital, and health policy.

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Michael A. Santoro, Professor of business ethics, and Thomas M. Gorrie, an industry executive, have invited representatives of government and NGOs, top industry executives, doctors, and scholars to share their views on the most vital and controversial moral issues facing the pharmaceutical industry today. Where do the lines begin and end between the pharmaceutical industry's responsibilitity to society and to its own profit/loss considerations? The authors consider this question across a range of activities, including research and clinical trials, drug pricing, patent protection, and advertising and marketing to doctors and patients.

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