Biologics, A History of Agents Made From Living Organisms in the Twentieth Century
The use of biologics - drugs made from living organisms - has raised specific scientific, industrial, medical and legal issues. Examining the history of biologics necessitates the study of the pharmaceutical industry from a commercial and scientific perspective. The essays contained in this collection each deal with a case study of a biologic substance, or group of biologics, and its use during the twentieth century. The volume is divided into three sections dealing with drug production, the process of commercialization and the management of risks and controversies unique to biological agents in medicine.
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