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ETHM 6011 Pharmaceutical Ethics (Fall/Spring)


Credits: 3

Course Description:

This course will examine the reasons for the development of the Food and Drug Administration, the approval process of drugs, and the impact of pharmaceuticals on society. It will also introduce students to historical examples of unethical treatment of patients that were used to advance medical science and drug development. Students will also gain an appreciation for the economics of drug pricing, the communication of policies mandated by the government, major pharmaceutical litigations, the role of Wall Street and the financial markets in funding new therapies, and the current and historic work of the National Institutes of Health as it pertains to the pharmaceutical industry.