Science and Engineering Ethics

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 295–308 | Cite as

Funding, objectivity and the socialization of medical research



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.


bias funding health care objectivity research pharmaceutical 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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