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Pharmaceuticals, Corporate Crime and Public Health


ISBN13: 9781784713614
Published: March 2015
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2014)
Price: £35.00
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9781783471096



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The pharmaceutical industry claims to exist to serve the community, but over the years it has engaged massively in corporate crime and anti social behaviour, with the public footing the bill.

This readable study by world leaders in medicine and criminology (with deep experience of the industry) documents problems ranging from false advertising and counterfeiting, to corruption, fraud and overpricing. It is a fresh and revealing look at the unacceptable pressures on doctors, politicians, patients and the media.

Uniquely, the book presents a realistic and worldwide solution for the future, with positive policies encouraging honest dealing, as well as partial privatization of enforcement and a transformation of science policy to develop the medicines that society needs most. The authors examine in turn, each of the main facets of the pharmaceutical industry's activities in research, manufacturing, information, distribution and pricing, as well as some questionable aspects of its relationship with society.

Offering a considered analysis of pharmaceutical rights and wrongs as they have developed over the last half-century, this book is rich in new insights for managers in the pharmaceutical industry, regulatory agencies and health advocates.

Subjects:
Medical Law, Criminal Law
Contents:
Part I: Setting the Scene
Introduction

Part II: A View of Rights and Wrongs
1. Creating a Medicine: Why, How and How Not
2. Safe, Unsafe and Improper Manufacturing Practices
3. Aggressive or Misleading Promotion
4. The Dark Art of Manipulation: The Industry and its Puppets
5. Corruption, Counterfeiting and Fraud
6. Prices, Monopolies, Abuses and the Law

Part III: Transforming the Way Ahead
7. A Criminological Perspective on a Worsening Crisis
8. Positive Regulation: The Complementary Role of Supports and Sanctions
9. A Responsive Criminal Law of Pharmaceuticals
10. Privatising Enforcement
11. A New Capitalism: A New Drug Diplomacy