From Stakeholders to Experts: A Careful Approach to Democratizing Pharmaceuticals Policy

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Iowa State University Summer Symposium on Science Communication

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S. Scott Graham; Christa B. Teston
Iowa State University
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This paper investigates a recent FDA hearing on the popular breast cancer drug, Avastin. Using rhetorical stasis analysis, the authors demonstrate how the FDA hearing procedures exclude patient representatives from the decision-making process. The results of this study are suggestive for the development of more inclusive hybrid forums for technical decision-making.