Wednesday, March 12, 2014

"The Enormous University Medical Center is not run collegially by its physicians and professors. It is a corporation, run like Exxon."

In "The Markingson Case and the Future of Health Research," Bill Gardner of Dalhousie University writes:

"The corporatization of medicine will be a disaster unless it can incorporate elements of democratic governance. Research ethics can’t be in the foundations of 21st century medicine unless medical corporations can be held accountable. And there can’t be accountability unless there is transparency about how patients and research subjects are treated. Getting a complete and open investigation of the Markingson case is an important battle in a long war."

 Read the rest of his excellent article at The Incidental Economist.

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