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Ethics in the service of the rare disease patient: Application of the thought of John Rawls and Paul Ramsey toward the increased availability of orphan drugs
Persons with rare diseases are frequently unable to obtain suitable pharmacologic treatment. Pharmaceutical companies are not apt to develop compounds for which there is a very small commercial market. Further, drugs for ...
The illusion of trust: A phenomenological and theological investigation of the medical profession's fiduciary commitment
The professional work of physicians always has entailed the application of specialized knowledge in the interest of patients. The control of medical knowledge provides the medical profession with great authority in society. ...