Negotiation and accommodation in expert medical risk assessment and regulation: An institutional analysis of the benoxaprofen case

Abraham, John (1994) Negotiation and accommodation in expert medical risk assessment and regulation: An institutional analysis of the benoxaprofen case. Policy Sciences, 27 (1). pp. 53-76. ISSN 00322687

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Abstract

Taking an institutional approach, this article examines the assessment and regulation of the risks of onycholysis and photosensitivity associated with the medical drug benoxaprofen in the United Kingdom and the United States. The process by which technical experts in circles of industry and government negotiate risk assessment is here analyzed with specific reference to the role of institutional discretion and the political penetration of scientific knowledge. A number of policy changes are recommended as means of improving the regulation of medical risk.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Depositing User: John Abraham
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:29
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2012 08:53
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/16704
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