Michael A. Santoro & Thomas M. Gorrie (Eds.), Ethics and the Pharmaceutical Industry, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005, pp. 492, ISBN 978-0-521-70888-3

Michael A. Santoro & Thomas M. Gorrie (Eds.), Ethics and the Pharmaceutical Industry, Cambridge:... © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/157180910X12665776638902 European Journal of Health Law 17 (2010) 211-214 brill.nl/ejhl Book Review Michael A. Santoro & Thomas M. Gorrie (Eds.), Ethics and the Pharmaceutical Industry , Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005, pp. 492, ISBN 978-0- 521-70888-3 The starting point for this anthology is what Michael Santoro calls the “unravel- ling of the grand bargain” between the pharmaceutical industry and society. During the most part of the history of the pharmaceutical industry, the com- mercial success of pharmaceutical companies seems to have gone hand-in-hand with enormously increased access in society to many kinds of innovative life- saving and life-enhancing drugs. But as the twenty-first century begins, public distrust and resentment of the industry is at an all-time high. Reports and com- plaints flourish about ever-rising drug prices; blatantly misleading advertisement campaigns; the industry’s aggressive stance in trade negotiations with third world countries; and even bribery of physicians to prescribe particular drugs, and of scientists to only publish trials with positive results. All in all, the received opin- ion seems to be that pharmaceutical companies care infinitely more about profits than about people. So how can the public’s trust in the pharmaceutical industry http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Health Law Brill

Michael A. Santoro & Thomas M. Gorrie (Eds.), Ethics and the Pharmaceutical Industry, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005, pp. 492, ISBN 978-0-521-70888-3

European Journal of Health Law, Volume 17 (2): 211 – Jan 1, 2010

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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/157180910X12665776638902 European Journal of Health Law 17 (2010) 211-214 brill.nl/ejhl Book Review Michael A. Santoro & Thomas M. Gorrie (Eds.), Ethics and the Pharmaceutical Industry , Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005, pp. 492, ISBN 978-0- 521-70888-3 The starting point for this anthology is what Michael Santoro calls the “unravel- ling of the grand bargain” between the pharmaceutical industry and society. During the most part of the history of the pharmaceutical industry, the com- mercial success of pharmaceutical companies seems to have gone hand-in-hand with enormously increased access in society to many kinds of innovative life- saving and life-enhancing drugs. But as the twenty-first century begins, public distrust and resentment of the industry is at an all-time high. Reports and com- plaints flourish about ever-rising drug prices; blatantly misleading advertisement campaigns; the industry’s aggressive stance in trade negotiations with third world countries; and even bribery of physicians to prescribe particular drugs, and of scientists to only publish trials with positive results. All in all, the received opin- ion seems to be that pharmaceutical companies care infinitely more about profits than about people. So how can the public’s trust in the pharmaceutical industry

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