Innovation and Biomedicine: Ethics, Evidence and Expectation in HIV

Michael, Mike and Rosengarten, Marsha. 2013. Innovation and Biomedicine: Ethics, Evidence and Expectation in HIV. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-230-30267-9 [Book]

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Drawing on process thinkers as Whitehead, Deleuze and Stengers, Innovation and Biomedicine develops a framework for the analysis of Biomedical Innovation. With its sustained focus on the Pre-Exposure Prophylactic (PrEP) pill for the prevention of HIV infection, the volume explores the ethical, medical and political elements entailed in the pill's testing through offshore randomized control trials(RCTs). To this end, the key concept of 'eventuation' is elaborated and deployed in the scrutiny of 'gold standard' status of RCTs, the role of ethics in RCTs, and the enactment of the PrEP pill as a singular entity. Further, the authors engage with affective, topological and virtual dimensions to show how PrEP's eventuation also allows for new scientific and ethical questions to be crafted.

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11 Oct 2013 09:36

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07 Jul 2017 12:26


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