Personalized Medicine: A New Medical and Social Challenge by Nada Bodiroga-Vukobrat, Daniel Rukavina, Krešimir Pavelić,

By Nada Bodiroga-Vukobrat, Daniel Rukavina, Krešimir Pavelić, Gerald G. Sander

This e-book deals entire insurance of a number of the elements of custom-made medication as an unique method of classifying, figuring out, treating and combating disorder in response to person organic transformations. within the introductory part, it defines customized drugs as a fashion towards new scientific practices and addresses the query: What can customized medication provide electorate, doctors, repayment our bodies and stakeholders? next chapters talk about the technological elements of custom-made medication: facts assortment, accomplished integration and dealing with of knowledge, including key permitting components in constructing the considered necessary technological aid for customized drugs. finally, the booklet explores the most concerns shaping the implementation and improvement of customized medication – schooling, stakeholder participation, infrastructure, a brand new method of the type of sickness and clinical exams, regulatory frameworks, and new compensation versions – including moral, criminal and social matters. eventually, the ebook demands interdisciplinarity and a thorough swap within the manner we strategy the well-being of people.

Target teams are docs and researchers within the box of biomedicine, in addition to specialists from the social sciences facing felony, financial and social elements of overall healthiness process concerns more often than not. although the e-book will basically profit those teams specialists, its content material also will entice a much wider readership, because it bargains with a paradigm shift in a single of society’s major pillars – the future health system.

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The first deals with the protection of the right to privacy in the context of individual medical measures, the second with the collection of data for the purpose of further research. 24 Those information have to be qualified as personal data that may only be used if the person whose data are concerned has given his or her consent. The use of genetical data is strictly limited under the existing laws. This concerns the collection of data as well as further processing. 26 Future legislation will have to take two aspects into account.

7 Published: August 5, 2009. com/2009/08/06/opinion/06watson. pagewanted¼all&_r¼0. 8 Mehta et al. (2011), pp. 20–26. 24 U. Becker capability to develop further and to cover a much broader field of applications. Yet it is already there—which leads to the question how it can get on the markets and to the patients. 3 Access to Health Care Systems As far as the access to the market in general and the public health care systems in particular is concerned, there are two points worth to be mentioned. First, the simple fact that personalized medicine in most cases consists of a combination of a diagnostic measure and a pharmaceutical one causes difficulties for many public health care systems.

19. 61 Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC. , European Commission (2010), p. 7: “Personalised medicine needs to be developed and be introduces into clinical practice in line with the two core principles of European health systems: health equity and universal access . ” See also European Commission (2011). 58 44 N. Bodiroga-Vukobrat and H. Horak on the other side. 63 Bearing in mind that the development and application of personalized medicine occurs in three precisely defined phases, it should be pointed out that the first phase, apart from education, is comprised of regulatory framework.

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