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Studies of Organized Crime

Institutional Corruption Theory in Pharmaceutical Industry-Medicine Relationships

A Qualitative Analysis of Hungary and the Netherlands

Authors: Laskai, Anna

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  • Analyzes the interdependence of industry and medicine by examining the life cycle of a pharmaceutical product
  • Case studies from Hungary and the Netherlands illustrate the global problem of undue industry influence on medical practice, occurring not only in privatized healthcare environments
  • Includes qualitative accounts from professionals in medicine and in the pharmaceutical industry, drawing on personal experiences and descriptions
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​This book discusses the influence of the pharmaceutical industry on the practice of medicine, and the observed and potential pitfalls of such partnerships. It argues that the pharmaceutical industry has become indispensable to many of the activities of the medical profession across the pharmaceutical product lifecycle, and examines the regulatory, ethical, professional and institutional difficulties that arise from these interactions.  

With data drawn from over 80 qualitative accounts from medical, pharmaceutical, regulatory and healthcare professionals, this book uses both Hungary and the Netherlands as case studies to demonstrate the potential problem of undue pharmaceutical industry influence within the relationships fostered with the profession of medicine. Chapters systematically describe the lifecycle of a pharmaceutical product from research to distribution, demonstrating the interdependency of industry and medicine.  Arguing that the medical profession should be a buffer between the pharmaceutical industry interests and patient interests, the book explores how undue industry influence weakens the ability of the medical profession to do so. Using the theory of institutional corruption, the book aims to analyze how conflict of interest and the weakening of institutional imperatives is a result of institutional interactions rather than individual actions.

Appropriate for students and researchers of the pharmaceutical industry, corporate corruption, and those working in NGOs and policy making, this unique volume is an comprehensive look at the complex relationship between medicine and pharmacy.  

About the authors

Anna Laskai completed her PhD in the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Program, at the University of Utrecht (Netherlands) and the Eötvös Loránd University (Hungary).

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook 93,08 €
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Hardcover 114,39 €
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Softcover 83,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Institutional Corruption Theory in Pharmaceutical Industry-Medicine Relationships
Book Subtitle
A Qualitative Analysis of Hungary and the Netherlands
Authors
Series Title
Studies of Organized Crime
Series Volume
19
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-44790-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-44790-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-44789-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-44792-2
Series ISSN
1571-5493
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 290
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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