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The Pharmaceutical Industry. A Personal Study.

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By DAVIES WYNDHAM. , M.B., CH.B., D.P.H., D.I.H. 240 pages. Pergamon Press, Inc., Oxford, London, Edinburgh, New York, Toronto, Sydney, Paris, and Braunschweig: , 1967.. Price, $10.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(3):671. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-70-3-671_1
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In reading the results of this personal study it is helpful to be aware of the author's personal bias. The reader learns from the title page that he is English and a member of Parliament, although only on the cover jacket is it revealed that "he entered the House of Commons straight from a senior post in the pharmaceutical industry." Thus, it is no surprise to find that he presents a strong defense of drug manufacturers against the criticism they have received on the basis of alleged dominant concern with profits and that he considers the governmental regulations and the


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