When Experiments Travel Clinical Trials and the Global Search for Human Subjects

ISBN-10: 0691126577
ISBN-13: 9780691126579
Edition: 2009
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 5/17/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Adriana Petryna is the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor in Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of "When Experiments Travel: Clinical Trials and the Global Search for Human Subjects" and the coeditor of "When People Come First: Critical Studies in Global Health" (both Princeton).

Abbreviations
Introduction: Experimental Fields
The Search for Human Subjects
Anthropology and the Global Clinical Trial
Ethical Variability
Why Are Clinical Trials Globalizing?
Treatment Saturation
Experimentality
Ethics as "Workable Document"
Floater Sites and Hidden Harms
The Aftermath of Clinical Trials
Arts of Drug Development
Study Mills
Drug-Development Services
From Vulnerable to Professional Subjects
The Pharmaceutical Boom and Everyday Research
Engineering Out Harm
The Scientific Plateau and the New Safety Paradigm
The Global Clinical Trial
How Many Clinical Trials Are Being Carried Out Worldwide?
The Polish Market and the "Nonexistent" Patient
Clinical Research Frontiers
Collaborations in Global Science
Akademia Kliniczna
The Work of Slack
Patient-Consumers
"Our society was not competitive"
Pivotal Countries
Insurance and Legal Protection
Pharmaceuticals and the Right to Health
Reclaiming Patients and the Evidence Base of Drugs
"Pharmaceuticals are the new gold"
Health Technology Assessment in Brazil
The Judicialization of Health
Alternative Treatment Guidelines
The Clinical Research Unit
When a Country Is a Pharmacy
A Public Health Experiment
What Happens When Clinical Trials End
The Values Patients Bring
Information Asymmetry and Agency
Conclusion: The Future of Global Medicine
Scientific Evidence and Value
Drugs as Public Goods
Global Health Markets
Innovation
Acknowledgments
Notes
References
Index

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