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Ethics and Drug Resistance

Selgelid, Michael


This paper reviews the dynamics behind, and ethical issues associated with, the phenomenon of drug resistance. Drug resistance is an important ethical issue partly because of the severe consequences likely to result from the increase in drug resistant pathogens if more is not done to control them. Drug resistance is also an ethical issue because, rather than being a mere quirk of nature, the problem is largely a product of drug distribution. Drug resistance results from the over-consumption of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Bioethics
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8519.2006.00542.x


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