Title: The pharmaceutical industry and healthcare practitioners: communication, interaction and ethics
Language: English
Authors: Fitzpatrick, Ryan Joseph 
Qualification level: Diploma
Advisor: Warren, Anthony 
Issue Date: 2020
Number of Pages: 60
Qualification level: Diploma
This thesis aims to provide an analysis of the relationship between healthcare practitioners (HCPs) that prescribe drugs and how the pharmaceutical (pharma) industry develops and markets medications to influence HCPs1. We will employ 9 chapters to breakdown the various ways pharma interacts with HCPs, how and why they do so; and the impact these have on HCPs and the wider ethical and moral consequences for society. The thesis will conclude with recommendations and point to areas that need further research. The chapters will cover the following topics: Introduction with clarification and definitions, Pharma’s hegemony, Patent protection, Randomised controlled trials, Publication of clinical trial data, How pharma interacts with HCPs, Ethics, Conflict of Interest and Institutional Corruption, Summary and Recommendations, Conclusion
Keywords: Pharmaceutical industry; ethics; healthcare practitioners; conflict of interest; gifts to physicians; physician-industry relationships; medical ethics
URI: https://doi.org/10.34726/hss.2020.45873
DOI: 10.34726/hss.2020.45873
Library ID: AC15734859
Organisation: E017 - Continuing Education Center 
Publication Type: Thesis
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