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By Diana Barbara Dutton

This booklet examines 4 clinical recommendations that epitomize the pitfalls of growth: DES, an artificial estrogen prescribed to thousands of girls to avoid miscarriages, which produced devastating unintended effects; the bogus center; the 1976 swine flu immunization software; and genetic engineering. Dutton and the members hint the human offerings that govern clinical and clinical innovation and discover the political, fiscal, and social components that impression these offerings. within the strategy, they demonstrate a deep gulf among the priorities of scientific innovation and the worries of most of the people. They then suggest concrete coverage alterations to aid bridge that gulf.

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