Ethics, policy & reform

See also: Merck and the Vioxx debaclePharmacovigilance & drug safety reporting

Abramson J. Sickening: How Big Pharma Broke American Health Care and How We Can Repair It. Mariner Books; 2022. Amazon

Ahn R, Woodbridge A, Abraham A, et al. Financial ties of principal investigators and randomized controlled trial outcomes: cross sectional study. BMJ. 2017 Jan 17. doi:10.1136/bmj.i6770PubMedPMC full text

Elliott C. Response—The corruption of character in medicine. J Bioeth Inq. 2022. doi:10.1007/s11673-021-10147-7PubMed

Elliott C. White Coat, Black Hat: Adventures on the Dark Side of Medicine. Beacon Press; 2010. Amazon

Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Quality of Health Care in America. To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System. Kohn LT, Corrigan JM, Donaldson MS, editors. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2000. NLM Bookshelf

Kauffman S, Hill C, Hood L, Huang S. Transforming medicine: a manifesto. Scientific American Worldview. 2014. View at Internet Archive

Klaas PB, Berge KH, Klaas KM, Klaas JP, Larson AN. When patients are harmed, but are not wronged: ethics, law, and history. Mayo Clin Proc. 2014. doi:10.1016/j.mayocp.2014.05.004 • PubMed

Krumholz HM, Ross JS, Presler AH, Egilman DS. What have we learnt from Vioxx? BMJ. 2007. doi:10.1136/bmj.39024.487720.68 • PubMed • PMC full text

Little M, Lipworth W, Kerridge I. An archeology of corruption in medicine. J Bioeth Inq. 2022. doi:10.1007/s11673-022-10178-8 • PubMed

Makary MA, Daniel M. Medical error—the third leading cause of death in the US. BMJ. 2016. doi:10.1136/bmj.i2139PubMed

Orr R, Dejean A. Medical injury? Don’t call the lawyers. Niskanen Center. May 11, 2022. Accessed July 16, 2022.

Ritterman JB. To err is human: Can American medicine learn from past mistakes? Perm J. 2017. doi:10.7812/TPP/16-181PubMedPMC full text

Sharpe VA, Faden AI. Medical Harm: Historical, Conceptual and Ethical Dimensions of Iatrogenic Illness. Cambridge University Press; 1998. Amazon

Sismondo S. How to make opinion leaders and influence people. CMAJ. 2015. doi:10.1503/cmaj.150032 • PubMedPMC full text

Sismondo S. Key opinion leaders and the corruption of medical knowledge: what the Sunshine Act will and won’t cast light on. J Law Med Ethics. 2013. doi:10.1111/jlme.12073 • PubMed

Smith R. Medical journals are an extension of the marketing arm of pharmaceutical companies. PLoS Med. 2005. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0020138 • PMC full text

There is a worrying amount of fraud in medical research. The Economist. February 22, 2023.

Young TH. Forbidden Knowledge: A Self-Advocate’s Guide to Managing Your Prescription Drugs. Dundurn Press; 2023. Amazon