Ethical and Legal Implications of Pharmacogenomics
Nature Reviews Genetics, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 228-231, 2001
4 Pages Posted: 5 Feb 2010
Date Written: March 1, 2001
Pharmacogenomics is the application of genomics technology to the discovery and development of drugs. A greater understanding of the way in which individuals with a particular genotype respond to a drug allows manufacturers to identify population subgroups that will benefit most from a particular drug. The increasing emphasis on pharmacogenomics is likely to raise ethical and legal questions regarding, among other things, the design of research studies, the construction of clinical trials and the pricing of drugs.
Keywords: genetic testing, alzheimers disease, long term care insurance, discrimination, long-term care
JEL Classification: K31, K32
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