Bad blood and unsettled law: Are healing and justice even possible when biocapitalism prevails?

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Abstract

Eric Weinberg and Donna Shaw’s Blood on Their Hands: How Greedy Companies, Inept Bureaucracy, and Bad Science Killed Thousands of Hemophiliacs (2017) belongs to a genre of underappreciated works that examine one of the greatest medical tragedies of the 20th century: The iatrogenic epidemics of HIV-AIDS among hemophilia patients. The book’s focus on the legal fallout in the United States following this medical catastrophe typifies how and why good decision-making, effective healing, and social justice have been so elusive in our emergent age of global biocapitalism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)576-590
Number of pages15
JournalPerspectives in Biology and Medicine
Volume62
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health Policy
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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