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Cures vs. Profits: Successes in Translational Research

World Scientific


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"The public has a right to know that the research conducted on biomedical procedures and drugs used to treat aliments has been conducted with the highest code of ethics possible. They also deserve assurances that they are not being treated with less effective options simply because they are more profitable."
-Dr James Lyons-Weiler

Have you ever heard that doctors and pharmaceutical companies don't want cures, but that they only want treatments? Dr Lyons-Weiler explores that question in fine detail in his information-packed book, Cures vs Profits, examining many examples of successes in biomedical translational success, as well as numerous examples of betrayals of the public trust.

Every day, millions of people trust their health and well-being to an increasingly corporatized and globalized health care system. How and when can we know that the options we are provided with represent the best possible, and not only the most profitable, treatments and procedures available? With both deep historical and up-to-date insights on each topic presented, Dr Lyons-Weiler analyzes and examines both the successes and problems with modern health care. From the significance of breast cancer receptor research for individualized treatments in other cancers to ADHD over-diagnosis and vaccines, the book represents an honest appraisal of the best and the worst in current biomedical research.

Readers will come away from this book with excellent illustrations of best practices in biomedical research, as well as clear-cut examples of what the author calls "Shamwizardry".

Cures vs Profits retails for US$28 / £18 (paperback) and US$58 / £38 (hardback) at major bookstores. To know more about the book visit


About the Author

Dr Lyons-Weiler is an author and research scientist from Western Pennsylvania, USA. This is his second book. His first book, "Ebola: An Evolving Story" provides an in-depth analysis of the interplay between faith, belief, fear, dogma, science, reason, and policy during the world's first Ebola pandemic.

About World Scientific Publishing Co.

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