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Adverse effects of drugs are a constant source of medical problems but also of professional and legal confrontations. More than a quarter of all malpractice suits brought against physicians or other health professionals revolve around drug injury; for drug manufacturers, civil cases brought by patients are growing problem. Where conflicts do not reach the courts they are often the subject of settlements or of decisions taken by professional disciplinary councils. Uniguely, this book analysis and documents the responsibilities which all parties bear in law and ethics to render drug treatment as safe as it can be, and the liability whidh arises when injury is siffered. Special attention is devoted to the apportionment of liability, where faults may have been made by more than one party, and to the establishment of facts in a field where the evidence is likely to be heavily challenged. The pproach is global, since drugs, their makers and their users are much the same across the world; what is more systems of law and ethics have borrowed solutions from one another, while in some parts of the world - notably in consultations between the United States, Europe and Japan, medicinal policies and regulations are fast being harmonized. Contents: Six chapters in the book document the general medical and legal background to drug safety and injury; seven set out the duties and liability of the parties concerned ranging from health professionals through governments and institutions to the patient himself. Eight chapters provide in-depth guidance on special issues including drug injury to the unborn child, vaccines, liability in alternative medicine and existing compensation schemes.
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This book, based on published studies, takes a unique perspective on the 30-year collapse of pharmaceutical industry productivity in the search for small molecule "magic bullet" interventions. The relentless escalation of inflation-adjusted cost per approved medicine in the United States - from $200 million in 1950 to $1.2 billion in 2010 - has driven industry giants to, at best, slavish imitation in drug design, and at worst, to abandonment of research and embracing of widespread fraud in consumer marketing. The book adapts formalism across a number of disciplines to the strategy for design of mutilevel interventions, focusing, first, on molecular, cellular, and larger scale examples, and extending the argument to the simplifications provided by the dominant role of social and cultural structures and processes in individual and population patterns of health and illness. In place of "magic bullets", we must now apply "magic strategies" that act across both the scale and level of organization. This book provides an introductory roadmap to the new tools that will be needed for the design of such strategies.