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dc.creatorResnik, David B.en
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-12T18:36:16Zen
dc.date.available2011-07-12T18:36:16Zen
dc.date.created1999en
dc.date.issued1999en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationHealth Care Analysis: An International Journal of Health Care Philosophy and Policy 1999; 7(3): 273-287en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/534635en
dc.description.abstractThis paper discusses the hazards of regulating controversial biomedical research in light of the emergence of powerful, multi- national biotechnology corporations. Prohibitions on the use of government funds can simply force controversial research into the private sphere, and unilateral or multilateral research bans can simply encourage multi-national companies to conduct research in countries that lack restrictive laws. Thus, a net effect of government regulation is that research migrates from the public to the private sphere. Because private research receives less oversight and external scrutiny than public research, it can threaten the welfare and rights of human subjects, scientific progress and openness, and the quality of the approval process for new biomedical technologies. In order to avoid the harmful effects of government regulation of biotechnology, society should promote meaningful discussion and dialogue among scientists, industry leaders, and the public before resorting to regulatory solutions. Legislative or executive initiatives should be applied with great discretion and care, and should be crafted in such a way that they protect public health and safety, promote scientific progress, and avoid the hazards of privatized research and polarized debates.en
dc.formatArticleen
dc.languageengen
dc.source197676en
dc.subjectBiomedical Researchen
dc.subjectBiomedical Technologiesen
dc.subjectBiotechnologyen
dc.subjectGovernmenten
dc.subjectGovernment Regulationen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectIndustryen
dc.subjectLawsen
dc.subjectPublic Healthen
dc.subjectRegulationen
dc.subjectResearchen
dc.subjectRightsen
dc.subject.classificationScience, Technology, and Societyen
dc.subject.classificationSocial Control of Science and Technologyen
dc.subject.classificationGenetics, Molecular Biology and Microbiologyen
dc.subject.classificationResearch on Embryos and Fetusesen
dc.titlePrivatized biomedical research, public fears, and the hazards of government regulation: lessons from stem cell researchen
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