Going Patient, Going Public

  • P. F. Carpenter
Part of the Health Systems Research book series (HEALTH)


Twenty years ago most patients felt comfortable being told what to do by their physicians. In today’s society, with much better communication and with the government and media playing far more dynamic roles, patients’ needs — met and unmet — can now focus on pharmaceutical products.


Pharmaceutical Product Informed Choice Product Liability Informed Patient Patient Information Leaflet 
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