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Medical research for hire : the political economy of pharmaceutical clinical trials

Author: Jill A Fisher
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2009.
Series: Critical issues in health and medicine.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Today, more than 75 percent of pharmaceutical drug trials in the United States are being conducted in the private sector. Once the sole province of academic researchers, these important studies are now being outsourced to non-academic physicians. According to Jill A. Fisher, this major change in the way medical research is performed is the outcome of two problems in U.S. health care: decreasing revenue for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Fisher, Jill A., 1976-
Medical research for hire.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008007760
(OCoLC)195767411
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jill A Fisher
ISBN: 9780813545936 0813545935 9781281958730 1281958735
OCLC Number: 301781578
Description: 1 online resource (x, 257 pages).
Contents: Clinical trials : coming soon to a physician near you --
Governing human subjects research --
Pursuing contract research --
Coordinating clinical trials --
Monitoring the clinical trials industry --
Recruiting human subjects --
Mobilizing informed consent --
Cultivating pharmaceutical "compliance" --
Changing markets in pharmaceutical research.
Series Title: Critical issues in health and medicine.
Responsibility: Jill A. Fisher.

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Focusing on the professional roles of those involved, as well as key research practices, this title assesses the risks and advantages for physicians and patients alike when pharmaceutical drug  Read more...

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