Synopsis:
The distance between medical and public priorities is exposed in four case studies that reveal the human choices governing scientific innnovation and explore the political, economic and social factors influencing those choices.

Description
This book – by Diana Barbara Dutton – examines four medical innovations that epitomize the pitfalls of progress:

DES and the elusive goal of drug safety – about a synthetic estrogen prescribed to millions of women to supposedly prevent miscarriages, which produced devastating side effects;
the artificial heart;
the 1976 swine flu immunization programme;
genetic engineering: science and social responsibility.

Dutton and the contributors trace the human choices that govern medical and scientific innovation and explore the political, economic, and social factors that influence those choices. In the process, they reveal a deep gulf between the priorities of medical innovation and the concerns of the general public. They then propose concrete policy changes to help bridge that gulf.

More Information

* DES DiEthylStilbestrol Resources by NCBI (1):
Cancer, Breast Cancer, CCA, Vaginal Cancer
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* DES DiEthylStilbestrol Resources by NCBI (3):
Fertility, Pregnancies and Various Studies
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* DES DiEthylStilbestrol Resources by NCBI (2):
In-Utero Exposure to DES and DES Side Effects
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Posted by DES Daughter on 2014-05-26 18:12:44

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