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Author Finds Danger In Public-Private Health Partnerships

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Public health agencies work to solve our biggest health issues.  And they often take on private partners to do it. 

Case in point: the research to find cures for cancers.  There's a lot of public money in it, but the therapies will likely be owned by private entities. 

Health ethicist Jonathan Marks lays out his concerns in the book The Perils of Partnership: Industry Influence, Institutional Integrity, and Public Health.  We pick the author's brain about the issues and possible solutions. 

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