Whether is a prescription for thin eyelashes or a cancer-killing drug, Big Pharma is everywhere. This hard-hitting volume takes a look at several controversies relating to medicine. Across four chapters, readers will evaluate the challenges that confront American medicine, whether alternative medicine is effective, whether new technologies and policies are beneficial, and the future of medicine. Essay sources include Barack Obama, Henry T. Greely, Robert Ullman, Clare Bowerman, and Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman.
ContentsWhat challenges confront American medicine? Racism is a serious problem in modern medicine / Kai Wright
Racism is not a serious problem in modern medicine / Sally Satel
Medical malpractice litigation threatens American medicine / Sherman Joyce
Medical malpractice reform will not improve American medicine / Sasha Polakow-Suransky
Universal health care will reduce the quality of American medicine / Adam P. Summers
Universal health care is necessary to increase access to quality medicine / Barack Obama
Inadequate medical care is a serious problem for U.S. soldiers / Anne Hull and Dana Priest
War's unpredictability explains the challenges faced by U.S. military medical care / Economist. Is alternative medicine effective? Alternative medicine is dangerous and scientifically unproven / Clare Bowerman
Alternative medicine is effective to relieve pain / Kristin Kane and Sharon Liao
Homeopathy is effective medicine / Robert Ullman and Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman
Homeopathy is not effective medicine / Edzard Ernst
Medical marijuana is an effective medicine / Lester Grinspoon
Medical marijuana is not an effective medicine / Andrea Barthwell. Are new medical technologies and policies beneficial? The human papillomavirus vaccine is a beneficial medical breakthrough / Jonathan L. Temte
The human papillomavirus vaccine is untested / Arthur Allen
Embryonic stem cell research may lead to medical advances / Ian Wilmut
Claims of embryonic stem cell cures are exaggerated / Maureen L. Condic. What is the future of medicine? Intercessory prayer's benefits cannot be measured by science / Tom Ryan
Intercessory prayer has no medicinal benefits / Bruce L. Flamm
Genetic testing will save lives / Albert de la Chapelle
Genetic testing could lead to discrimination / Henry T. Greeley
Biological and genetic human enhancement will improve human life / Arthur Caplan
The impact of human enhancement is uncertain / Bryan Appleyard.
|Series||Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)|
Medicine -- United States.
Social medicine -- United States.
Medicine -- Public opinion.
|Publisher|| Detroit :Greenhaven Press,2008
Gerdes, Louise I.,
222 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-211) and index.