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Tailored medicine: whom will it fit? The ethics of patient and disease stratification.

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A key selling point of pharmacogenetics is the genetic stratification of either patients or diseases in order to target the prescribing of medicine. The hope is that genetically 'tailored' medicines will replace the current 'one-size-fits-all' paradigm of drug development and usage. This paper is concerned with the relationship between difference and justice in the use of pharmacogenetics. This new technology, which facilitates the identification and use of difference, has, we shall argue, th...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
Journal:
Bioethics
Volume:
18
Issue:
4
Pages:
322-342
Publication date:
2004-08-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1467-8519
ISSN:
0269-9702
URN:
uuid:0dc8863b-c3bb-4aec-b552-f3a1d2f3b45c
Source identifiers:
162600
Local pid:
pubs:162600

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