Hooked: Ethics, the Medical Profession, and the Pharmaceutical Industry

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 367 pages
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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 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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The relationship between the medical profession and the pharmaceutical industry is an ethical minefield. Brody (director, Inst. for the Medical Humanities, Univ. of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston;The ... Read full review

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Howard Brody received his M.D. and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Michigan State University and completed a residency in Family Practice at the University of Virginia. He has been on the faculty at Michigan State University since 1980, serving as Director of the Center for Ethics and Humanities in
the Life Sciences at Michigan State University from 1985 to 2000.

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