The ethics of drug development and promotion: The need for a wider view

Howard Brody

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Ethical issues at the interface between the medical profession and the pharmaceutical industry have generally been approached from the vantage point of medical professionalism, with a focus on conflict of interest as the key ethical concern. Although conflicts of interest remain important, other ethical issues may be obscured unless a wider perspective is adopted. Besides medical professionalism, the ethics of the clinical therapeutic relationship, ethics of public health, and business ethics all provide additional insights.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)910-912
Number of pages3
JournalMedical care
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2012


  • business ethics
  • clinical ethics
  • conflict of interest
  • device industry
  • pharmaceutical industry
  • professionalism
  • public health ethics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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