Philosophy and Medicine

Philosophical Issues in Pharmaceutics

Development, Dispensing, and Use

Editors: Ho, Dien (Ed.)

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  • Provides a collection of essays on ethical and philosophical issues that concern the development, dispensing, and use of pharmaceuticals
  • Addresses philosophical issues at the consumer’s end, as well as other issues that travel beyond the standard boundary of applied ethics
  • Includes essays on current topics such as conscientious objection and the relationship between the development of new drugs and the definitions of diseases and disabilities
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This anthology provides a collection of new essays on ethical and philosophical issues that concern the development, dispensing, and use of pharmaceuticals. It brings together critical ethical issues in pharmaceutics that have not been included in any collection (e.g., the ethics of patients as researchers). In addition, it includes philosophical issues that are not within the traditional domain of applied ethics. For example, a game-theoretic approach to combating the emergence of antibiotic-resistent pathogens by spreading altruism. A tripartite distinction provides an organized series of discussions that shows the interrelatedness of philosophical issues from the creation of pharmaceuticals, the creation of demand for them, through their delivery to their ultimate consumption.

About the authors

Dien Ho is an associate professor of philosophy and healthcare ethics at MCPHS University. His research and teaching primarily focus on bioethics, reproductive ethics, clinical ethics, philosophy of science, and logic. He received his PhD from The Graduate Center at the City University of New York, his MA from Tufts University, and his BA from Brandeis University. Prior to joining MCPHS University, he taught at University of Kentucky, Yale University, and Brooklyn College. He was also the founding member of the University of Kentucky’s Hospital Ethics Committee and he continues to provide ethics consultations for clinics and hospitals. His publications appear in both professional and popular outlets including Bioethics, American Medical Association Journal of Ethics, American Journal of Bioethics, Analysis, Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Philosophy NOW, The Boston Globe, and Newsweek.

Reviews

“This book does a good job of covering general contemporary pharmaceutical issues in dealing with the explosion of innovation and progress in this field over the last ten years. ... All in all, I highly recommend this book not just for pharmacy students, but all those who practice medicine, especially those who do so in an academic or research setting. ... Those suffering from complex health problems, like addiction, diabetes or depression, would find this book particularly helpful.” (Hans Krauch, Metapsychology Online Reviews, metapsychology.mentalhelp.net, Vol. 22 (5), January, 2018)

“The purpose is to assert philosophical arguments that address key issues in pharmaceutical research and development, dispensing and access, and on-label and off-label use. … the appropriate audience is broader and includes those in both academic and public arenas: philosophers, bioethicists, health policy makers, and others working in the medical humanities.” (Tyler Zahrli, Doody’s Book Reviews, June, 2017) 


Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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  • ISBN 978-94-024-1455-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Philosophical Issues in Pharmaceutics
Book Subtitle
Development, Dispensing, and Use
Editors
  • Dien Ho
Series Title
Philosophy and Medicine
Series Volume
122
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-024-0979-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-024-0979-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-024-0977-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-1455-4
Series ISSN
0376-7418
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 271
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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