Encyclopedia of Law and Economics

2019 Edition
| Editors: Alain Marciano, Giovanni Battista Ramello

Human Experimentation

  • Roberto IppolitiEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7753-2_237


Human experimentations refer to medical investigations with humans involved as experimental subjects. These trials are prospective researches aimed at answering specific questions about biomedical interventions, generating safety and efficacy data on drugs and treatments, innovative devices or novel vaccines, as well as new ways of using known interventions.

After a brief introduction of human experimentations, this section presents the main related issues in Law and Economics, i.e., the risk sharing between society and pharmaceutical industry.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Management, University of TurinTurinItaly
  2. 2.Scientific Promotion, Hospital of Alessandria – “SS. Antonio e Biagio e Cesare Arrigo”AlessandriaItaly