Princeton University Library Catalog

Truth, lies, and public health : how we are affected when science and politics collide / Madelon Lubin Finkel.

Author:
Finkel, Madelon Lubin, 1949- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2007.
Description:
xx, 234 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Summary note:
"The "politicalization" of research findings has become prevalent over the past two decades. Politics often prevents the implementation of policy supported by irrefutable science. Most of us understand something about how this is happening with stem cell research, but Madelon Finkel delves deep into the subject to make the broader issues clear, revealing how ideology and politics are distorting, diminishing, and destroying scientific research results regarding topics from needle exchange to medical marijuana use and HIV/AIDS prevention. She also discusses how research is funded and how ideology has influenced that process. Numerous examples are given to illustrate the consequences of co-opting the scientific integrity of a program in this way."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
1. About politics and science -- 2. The politics of contraception -- 3. The global AIDS epidemic : could it have been prevented? / Madelon Lubin Finkel and Sandra Demars -- 4. The stem cell controversy : navigating a sea of ethics, politics, and science / Madelon Lubin Finkel and Ryan Cauley -- 5. Marijuana as medicine : science versus politics -- 6. The quintessential catch-22 : the U.S. approach to needle exchange in HIV AIDS prevention / Madelon Lubin Finkel and Ivan Ip -- 7. Bleak house and beyond: how tuberculosis control got side-tracked -- 8. Science, politics, and the regulation of dietary supplements -- 9. Silicone breast implants : misconceptions, misinterpretations, and mistakes -- 10. Obesity and public policy / Madelon Lubin Finkel and Joanna M. Paladino -- 11. Disease prevention through vaccination : the science and the controversy / Madelon Lubin Finkel and Tony Rosen.
Subject(s):
Medical policyUnited States [Browse]
ISBN:
  • 9780275991289 (alk. paper)
  • 0275991288 (alk. paper)
LCCN:
2007016345
OCLC:
123692006
RCP:
C - S