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Hist Cienc Saude Manguinhos. 2012 Sep;19(3):919-32.

[Conflicts of interest in the research, production and dissemination of medicines].

[Article in Portuguese]

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Programa de Pós-graduação em Educação Física, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil, 21941-599,


This paper analyzes the debate about the ethical conflicts of the methods used by the pharmaceutical industry in the research, production and dissemination of medicines. Three aspects are examined: the involvement of medical professionals with representatives of the pharmaceutical industry; the conflicts of interest regarding their role as sponsors of scientific research; and the evaluation of drugs on human beings. It is seen that the message for health promotion comes from medicalization; the major pharmaceutical industries do not exclusively produce merchandise, but especially subjectivities. In this way, the type of order established by them is revealed.

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