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Responsibility for Drug Induced Injury (RISK) : A Reference Book for Lawyers, the Health Profession and Manufacturers :  A Reference Book for Lawyers, the Health Profession and Manufacturers - M. N. G. Dukes

Responsibility for Drug Induced Injury (RISK) : A Reference Book for Lawyers, the Health Profession and Manufacturers

A Reference Book for Lawyers, the Health Profession and Manufacturers

By: M. N. G. Dukes (Editor), Barbara Swartz (Editor), M. Mildred (Revised by)

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Published: 1998
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Adverse effects of drugs are a constant source of medical problems but also of professional and legal confrontations. More than a quarter of all malpractice suits brought against physicians or other health professionals revolve around drug injury; for drug manufacturers, civil cases brought by patients are growing problem. Where conflicts do not reach the courts they are often the subject of settlements or of decisions taken by professional disciplinary councils. Uniguely, this book analysis and documents the responsibilities which all parties bear in law and ethics to render drug treatment as safe as it can be, and the liability whidh arises when injury is siffered. Special attention is devoted to the apportionment of liability, where faults may have been made by more than one party, and to the establishment of facts in a field where the evidence is likely to be heavily challenged. The pproach is global, since drugs, their makers and their users are much the same across the world; what is more systems of law and ethics have borrowed solutions from one another, while in some parts of the world - notably in consultations between the United States, Europe and Japan, medicinal policies and regulations are fast being harmonized. Contents: Six chapters in the book document the general medical and legal background to drug safety and injury; seven set out the duties and liability of the parties concerned ranging from health professionals through governments and institutions to the patient himself. Eight chapters provide in-depth guidance on special issues including drug injury to the unborn child, vaccines, liability in alternative medicine and existing compensation schemes.

Table of Cases
Table of Conventions, Statutes and Regulations
Preface
Characteristics of Drug Injury
The Legal Framework: Types of Proceedings, Evidence and Proof
Causation of Injury
The Assessment of Severity
Availability and Dependability of Sources of Knowledge
Determination of Liability
Responsibility of the Hospital and Health Institution
Responsibility of the Prescriber
Responsibility of the Specialized Prescriber
Responsibility of the Community Pharmacist or Drug Retailer
The Responsibility of the Patient
Responsibility of the Manufacturer or Intermediate Trader
Responsibility of Governments and Official Agencies
Second Generation Injury
Drugs of Addiction, Psychotropic Drugs and Illegal Drug Use
Clinical Investigation of Drugs
Self-Medication
Complementary Medicine and Non-orthodox Treatment
Vaccines and Biologicals
Drugs in Developing Countries
Strict Liability and No-Fault Compensation Schemes
General Index
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ISBN: 9789051993875
ISBN-10: 9051993870
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 572
Published: 1998
Publisher: IOS Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 1.2
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised