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Patients & Partnerships 2023

Language: ENG

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About the project

Consent has long been a controversial and complex debate for pharma. While the industry has actively placed great emphasis on efforts to promote the patient voice as the heart of development efforts in recent years, the role and rights of patients in medical research have not always been so clear-cut.

Perhaps the most famous example of patient consent in healthcare is the extraordinary life of Henrietta Lacks and her family’s fight to reclaim her legacy. Following the historic settlement won by the Lacks estate earlier this year, we explore how one ordinary woman’s cells changed the course of medical research, and the implications for patient rights and the commercialisation of life-saving innovations.





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