Philosophical Issues in Pharmaceutics

Development, Dispensing, and Use

  • Dien Ho

Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 122)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Dien Ho
    Pages 1-5
  3. Development

  4. Dispensing

  5. Usage

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Dien Ho
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Arts and SciencesMCPHS UniversityBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-94-024-0977-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-024-0979-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0376-7418
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-0080
  • About this book