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Which of the following statements is made by Lucinda Finley in The Pharmaceutical Industry and Women's Health?
Click on each letter below to see if Finley said it and where.A. The drugs and devices discussed in Chapter 2 of Corporate Victimization of Women were not developed in response to disease.
B. As many as two million women were given DES by their private physicians, as late as 1957, after it had been proven that DES had little or no prophylactic value in pregnancy.
C. Finley said in Chapter 2 that a medical director from a large pharmaceutical company expressed a willingness to ignore, distort, reject any evidence that their drugs were ineffective or harmful because there was no absolutely conclusive proof.
D. Finley said that DES was used far more extensively in clinics that treated poor women than it was by private physicians on middle class women.
E. Even if women were harmed by DES, they are protected in the US by civil tort law. When there is a tragedy such as occurred with DES, the victims are given large compensatory rewards. These large damage awards teach the corporations that they will experience disastrous liability if they ignore safey.
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