In Tepid Defense of Population Health: Physicians and Antibiotic Resistance
Saver, Richard S., American Journal of Law & Medicine
Antibiotic resistance menaces the population as a dire public health threat and costly social problem. Recent proposals to combat antibiotic resistance focus to a large degree on supply side approaches. Suggestions include tinkering with patent rights so that pharmaceutical companies have greater incentives to discover novel antibiotics as well as to resist overselling their newer drugs already on market. This Article argues that a primarily supply side emphasis unfortunately detracts attention from physicians' important demand side influences. Physicians have a vital and unavoidably necessary role to play in ensuring socially optimal access to antibiotics. Dismayingly, …
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Publication information: Article title: In Tepid Defense of Population Health: Physicians and Antibiotic Resistance. Contributors: Saver, Richard S. - Author. Journal title: American Journal of Law & Medicine. Volume: 34. Issue: 4 Publication date: October 1, 2008. Page number: 431+. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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