Deadly Monopolies--A Lecture by Harriet Washington
Harriet A. Washington is an award-winning medical writer and editor, and the author of Deadly Monopolies, The Shocking Corporate Takeover of Life Itself – and the Consequences for Your Health and Our Medical Future. In this new book, Ms. Washington examines the questionable legal, ethical and social aspects of how the pharmaceutical industry and other powerful interests have received patents for body tissues excised during surgery to further what the author believes to be commercial purposes.
Harriet A. Washington has been a fellow in ethics at the Harvard Medical School, a fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health, and a senior research scholar at the National Center for Bioethics at Tuskegee University. As a journalist and editor, she has worked for USA Today and several other publications, been a Knight Fellow at Stanford University and has written for such academic forums as the Harvard Public Health Review and The New England Journal of Medicine. She is the recipient of several prestigious awards for her work. Washington lives in New York City.
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