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Drugs Consumer Protection – a Socio- Economic Point of View Regarding Drugs Safety

Luiela Csorba

Economic Alternatives, 2020, issue 2, 262-282

Abstract: The present paper deals with an actual global issue of the contemporary market: drugs safety. The article is a review paper, built around a hot topic: drugs security and pharmaceutical scandals. The starting points of our analyses are publications and authors from all over the world, with a complex literature relating risky and controversial aspects of drugs consumption. One result of our study is the fact that there are serious breaches of ethics and protocol in clinical trials, not only in those conducted in the Third World countries. In such conditions, where is the real drugs consumer protection? It is difficult for the global multi-billion dollar drugs market to be totally controlled. That is why, nothing will change within the consumer protection field until the consumers become enough outraged in order to take action and to protect themselves.

Keywords: consumer protection; safety; drugs; selfprotection; scandals (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D18 I12 M31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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