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The Resource Pharmaphobia : how the conflict of interest myth undermines American medical innovation, Thomas P. Stossel

Pharmaphobia : how the conflict of interest myth undermines American medical innovation, Thomas P. Stossel

Label
Pharmaphobia : how the conflict of interest myth undermines American medical innovation
Title
Pharmaphobia
Title remainder
how the conflict of interest myth undermines American medical innovation
Statement of responsibility
Thomas P. Stossel
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For millennia, human survival depended on our innate abilities to fight pathogens and repair injuries. Only recently has medical science prolonged longevity and improved quality of life. Physicians and academic researchers contribute to such progress, but the principal contributor is private industry that produces the tools - drugs and medical devices - enabling doctors to prevent and cure disease. Heavy regulation and biology's complexity and unpredictability make medical innovation even harder in misguided pursuit of theoretical professional purity. Bureaucrats, reporters, politicians, and predatory lawyers have built careers attacking the medical products industry, belittling its critical contributions to medical innovation and accusing it of non-existent malfeasance: overselling product value, flaunting safety and corrupting physicians and academics who partner with it. The mania has imposed conflict-of-interest regulations limiting or banning valuable interactions between industry and physicians and researchers and diverting scarce resources from innovation to compliance. The victims are patients suffering from cancer, dementia, and other serious diseases for which new treatments are delayed, reduced, or eliminated as a result of these pointless regulations. ... Thomas Stossel shows how this attack on doctors who work with industry limits medical innovation and inhibits the process of bringing new products into medical care."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stossel, Thomas P
Dewey number
362.10973
Index
index present
LC call number
RA418.3.U6
LC item number
S86 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2015 G-426
  • W 84 AA1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical care
  • Inventions
  • Conflict of interests
  • Medical care, Cost of
  • Conflict of interests
  • Inventions
  • Medical care
  • Medical care, Cost of
  • United States
Label
Pharmaphobia : how the conflict of interest myth undermines American medical innovation, Thomas P. Stossel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The stakes -- A practitioner's history of medical innovation -- Enter the conflict-of-interest mania -- The mania mongers -- Abusing evidence -- Bad policy process -- Flawed and damaging policies -- Misunderstanding innovation -- Economic illiteracy -- Misplaced criticism of incremental innovation -- Rushing to judgment with product safety alarms -- Demonizing marketing is false advertising -- The 'gift' smoke screen -- The lawyers' ball -- The price we pay -- What is to be done?
Control code
ocn894183728
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 333 pages
Isbn
9781442244627
Lccn
2014042834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781442244627
  • (OCoLC)894183728
Label
Pharmaphobia : how the conflict of interest myth undermines American medical innovation, Thomas P. Stossel
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The stakes -- A practitioner's history of medical innovation -- Enter the conflict-of-interest mania -- The mania mongers -- Abusing evidence -- Bad policy process -- Flawed and damaging policies -- Misunderstanding innovation -- Economic illiteracy -- Misplaced criticism of incremental innovation -- Rushing to judgment with product safety alarms -- Demonizing marketing is false advertising -- The 'gift' smoke screen -- The lawyers' ball -- The price we pay -- What is to be done?
Control code
ocn894183728
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 333 pages
Isbn
9781442244627
Lccn
2014042834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781442244627
  • (OCoLC)894183728

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