Disease-mongering through clinical trials

González Moreno, María, Saborido Alejandro, Cristian y Teira Serrano, David, . (2015) Disease-mongering through clinical trials.

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Título Disease-mongering through clinical trials
Autor(es) González Moreno, María
Saborido Alejandro, Cristian
Teira Serrano, David,
Materia(s) Filosofía
Abstract Our goal in this paper is to articulate a precise concept of at least a certain kind of disease-mongering, showing how pharmaceutical marketing can commercially exploit certain diseases when their best definition is given through the success of a treatment in a clinical trial. We distinguish two types of disease-mongering according to the way they exploit the definition of the trial population for marketing purposes. We argue that behind these two forms of disease-mongering there are two well-known problems in the statistical methodology of clinical trials (the reference class problem and the distinction between statistical and clinical significance). Overcoming them is far from simple
Palabras clave disease-mongering
clinical trials
valium
statins
Fecha 2015
Formato application/pdf
Identificador bibliuned:501034
Nombre de la revista Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Versión de la publicación acceptedVersion
Tipo de recurso Article
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