Hired Education

Washburn, Jennifer
February 2005
American Prospect;Feb2005, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p29
Discusses the increasing number of universities in the U.S. that look and behave like business enterprises in efforts to become research branches of private industry, as of February 2005. Factors that led to the redefinition of the mission of universities; Significance of publicly funded science in the discovery of the most important drugs introduced between 1970 and 1995; Actions being taken by the pharmaceutical industry in penetrating medical schools to influence medical decisions and prescribing habits.


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