Hooked: How Medicine's Dependence on the Pharmaceutical Industry Undermines Professional Ethics (Explorations in Bioethics and the Medical Humanities)

Hooked How Medicine s Dependence on the Pharmaceutical Industry Undermines Professional Ethics Explorations in Bioethics and the Medical Humanities For decades medical professionals have betrayed the public s trust by accepting various benefits from the pharmaceutical industry Both drug company representatives and doctors employ artful spin to p

  • Title: Hooked: How Medicine's Dependence on the Pharmaceutical Industry Undermines Professional Ethics (Explorations in Bioethics and the Medical Humanities)
  • Author: Howard Brody
  • ISBN: 9780742552180
  • Page: 320
  • Format: Hardcover
  • For decades, medical professionals have betrayed the public s trust by accepting various benefits from the pharmaceutical industry Both drug company representatives and doctors employ artful spin to portray this behavior positively to the public, and to themselves In Hooked, Howard Brody argues that we can neither understand the problem, nor propose helpful solutions untFor decades, medical professionals have betrayed the public s trust by accepting various benefits from the pharmaceutical industry Both drug company representatives and doctors employ artful spin to portray this behavior positively to the public, and to themselves In Hooked, Howard Brody argues that we can neither understand the problem, nor propose helpful solutions until we identify the many levels of activity connecting these purportedly noble industries We can pass laws and enact regulations, but ultimately the medical profession must take responsibility for its own integrity Hooked is a wake up call for anyone expecting high quality, ethical medical care.

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    1. Some of the sources for this book were iffy. Most of the material I wanted to use in my research paper was not from an academic source.

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