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Title:Clinical Globalization: Pharmaceutical Research in the Global South
Author(s):Leger, Marie C.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Treichler, Paula A.
Department / Program:Communications
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Health Sciences, Pharmacology
Abstract:The evidence indicates that numerous factors---including a patent system which rewards cutting research and development time, scarcities of research subjects in the United States, an uneven global gradient of health care access, and changing health demographics in the Global South---have prompted the development of an extensive international infrastructure for conducting clinical trials. This infrastructure is not only technical and physical, but also ethical. This project demonstrates that in general, contemporary ethical systems---which omit both empirical accounts of the local experiences of patients participating in global clinical research and considerations of the larger social, economic, and cultural contexts within which research is taking place---are insufficient to meet the challenges posed by clinical globalization.
Issue Date:2005
Description:274 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3202126
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2005

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