Citizen involvement in future drug R&D: A Danish Delphi study

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This article adopts a prospective approach in an attempt to explore the potential benefit of citizen involvement in decision making concerning future drug R&D. This is one of the first Delphi studies to fully utilize internet technology to collect and process data. The results show an increasing individual autonomy among respondents, which also affects the drug R&D process in general. Human, liberal and ethical values are reported as crucial values to citizens. On this basis, respondents reported that patient organizations, representative citizen groups and ethical councils can contribute with important input to ensure these values in decision making concerning future drug R&D. Paying attention to citizen needs, demands and ideas may protect the research, development and eventual marketing of unacceptable drugs on a societal and ethical level.

Original languageEnglish
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)497-506
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2000

    Research areas

  • Delphi method, Drugs companies, Research and development

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