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The Principle of Justice and Access to Nanomedicine in National Healthcare Systems


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TitleThe Principle of Justice and Access to Nanomedicine in National Healthcare Systems
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsEbbesen, Mette
JournalStudies in Ethics, Law, and Technology
Volume3
Issue3
Date Published12/2009
ISSN Number19416008
KeywordsDeveloping Nations and Nanotechnology, Medical Use
Abstract

The focus of this article is fair access to nanomedicine, which refers to the application of nanotechnology to medicine. By use of nanotechnology improved diagnostics and therapy are expected in medicine and health care. Researchers, however, warn that nanomedicine products may be so expensive when they go on the market that they may provisionally make health inequalities worse both nationally and internationally. If this is true, it raises specific questions of justice as to whether we should accept these inequalities and accept that some persons may not have access to health care.

URLhttp://www.bepress.com/selt/vol3/iss3/art5
DOI10.2202/1941-6008.1121
Short TitleStudies in Ethics, Law, and Technology