Funding, objectivity and the socialization of medical research
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- Brown, J.R. SCI ENG ETHICS (2002) 8: 295. doi:10.1007/s11948-002-0048-8
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There has been a sharp rise in private funding of medical research, especially in relation to patentable products. Several serious problems with this are described. A solution involving the elimination of patents and public funding administered through extended national health care systems is proposed.