Pharmacy industry research: conditioned by market interests?

Pharmacy industry research: conditioned by market interests?

Research sponsored by pharmacy industry obeys to scientific interests of highest quality, but at the same time to several economic interests, since being funded by transnational corporations must be subjected to rules imposed by market. This article questions the measure in which this dynamic condit...

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Journal Title: Acta Bioethica
Author: Ricardo Páez Moreno
Language: English
Get full text: https://actabioethica.uchile.cl/index.php/AB/article/view/18102
Resource type: Journal Article
Source: Acta Bioethica; Vol 17, No 2 (Year 2011).
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Publisher: Universidad de Chile
Usage rights: Reconocimiento - CompartirIgual (by-sa)
Subjects: Social Sciences/Humanities --> Ethics
Social Sciences/Humanities --> Medical Ethics
Health Sciences, Social Sciences/Humanities --> Social Sciences, Biomedical
Abstract: Research sponsored by pharmacy industry obeys to scientific interests of highest quality, but at the same time to several economic interests, since being funded by transnational corporations must be subjected to rules imposed by market. This article questions the measure in which this dynamic conditions scientific integrity and the search for treatments for great health needs. Through literature review, it is shown how scientific innovation has diminished and research priorities are conditioned by market.
Translated abstract: La investigación patrocinada por la industria farmacéutica obedece a intereses científicos de la más alta calidad, pero a la vez a una serie de intereses económicos, puesto que al ser financiada por grandes corporativos transnacionales debe sujetarse a las leyes impuestas por el mercado. En este artículo se cuestiona en qué medida esta dinámica condiciona la integridad científica y la búsqueda de tratamientos para las grandes necesidades en salud. A través de la revisión de la literatura se constata cómo la innovación científica ha quedado disminuida y las prioridades de investigación condicionadas por el mercado.
A pesquisa patrocinada pela indústria farmacêutica obedece a interesses científicos da mais alta qualidade, porém em vista de uma série de interesses econômicos, posto que ao ser financiada por grandes corporações transnacionais deve sujeitar-se às leis impostas pelo mercado. Neste artigo se questiona en que medida esta dinâmica condiciona a integridade científica e a busca de tratamentos para as grandes necessidades de saúde. Através da revisão da literatura se constata como a inovação científica tem se diminuído e as prioridades de pesquisa condicionadas pelo mercado.