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Impure Politics and Pure Science: Efficacious Ebola Medications Are Only a Palliation and Not a Cure for Structural Disadvantage

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Caplan and colleagues (2015) present a strong argument

    for using alternative trial designs for experimental treatments

    for Ebola virus disease (EVD). This argument is, of

    course, not new. There is a significant body of work in the

    philosophy of medicine that highlights the moral authority

    given to randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and the fact

    that RCTs are often chosen not because these are needed

    but because people simply do not recognize that they can

    get evidence that is just as useful from other trial designs

    (Kerridge 2010).

Authors


  •   Degeling, Chris
  •   Johnson, Jane (external author)
  •   Mayes, Christopher (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Degeling, C., Johnson, J. & Mayes, C. (2015). Impure Politics and Pure Science: Efficacious Ebola Medications Are Only a Palliation and Not a Cure for Structural Disadvantage. The American Journal of Bioethics, 15 (4), 43-45.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84927656282

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 43

End Page


  • 45

Volume


  • 15

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • Caplan and colleagues (2015) present a strong argument

    for using alternative trial designs for experimental treatments

    for Ebola virus disease (EVD). This argument is, of

    course, not new. There is a significant body of work in the

    philosophy of medicine that highlights the moral authority

    given to randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and the fact

    that RCTs are often chosen not because these are needed

    but because people simply do not recognize that they can

    get evidence that is just as useful from other trial designs

    (Kerridge 2010).

Authors


  •   Degeling, Chris
  •   Johnson, Jane (external author)
  •   Mayes, Christopher (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Degeling, C., Johnson, J. & Mayes, C. (2015). Impure Politics and Pure Science: Efficacious Ebola Medications Are Only a Palliation and Not a Cure for Structural Disadvantage. The American Journal of Bioethics, 15 (4), 43-45.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84927656282

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 43

End Page


  • 45

Volume


  • 15

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United States