Pharmaphobia: How the Conflict of Interest Myth Undermines American Medical Innovation by Thomas P. Stossel
English | April 23rd, 2015 | ASIN: B00WYT1KA4, ISBN: 0810895927, 1442244623 | 355 Pages | EPUB | 0.41 MB
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 extremely difficult and expensive.