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Chasing medical miracles : the promise and perils of clinical trials

Author: Alex O'Meara
Publisher: New York : Walker & Co., 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"Chasing Medical Miracles" is the first book to give readers a behind-the-scenes look at the complicated world of clinical trials, revealing how a multibillion-dollar industry of private companies conducting them with little oversight has taken root and quietly become a major part of the American medical establishment.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex O'Meara
ISBN: 9780802716965 0802716962
OCLC Number: 318090774
Description: 263 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Entering the risky world of clinical trials --
The right and wrong of clinical trials --
Money makes the trial go 'round --
Legal trials --
There's a subject born every minute --
Going global --
The perfect laboratory for clinical trials --
The stories behind the subjects --
Transplanted --
Volunteering for a clinical trial.
Other Titles: Promise and perils of clinical trials
Responsibility: Alex O'Meara.
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"Chasing Medical Miracles" is the first book to give readers a behind-the-scenes look at the complicated world of clinical trials, revealing how a multibillion-dollar industry of private companies conducting them with little oversight has taken root and quietly become a major part of the American medical establishment.

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