Politics of Personalised Medicine by Adam Hedgecoe
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Politics of Personalised Medicine
By Adam Hedgecoe

The Politics of Personalised Medicine

Pharmacogenetics in the Clinic

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Politics of Personalised Medicine by Adam Hedgecoe

Book Awards

  • Winner of Philip Abrams Memorial Prize 2006.
  • Winner of BSA Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize 2005.

Book Description

Pharmacogenetics, the use of genetic testing to prescribe and develop drugs, has been hailed as a revolutionary development for the pharmaceutical industry and modern medicine. Supporters of 'personalised medicine' claim the result will be safer, cheaper, more effective drugs, and their arguments are beginning to influence policy debates. Based on interviews with clinicians, researchers, regulators and company representatives, this book explores the impact of pharmacogenetics on clinical practice, following two cases of personalised medicine as they make their way from the laboratory to the clinic. It highlights the significant differences between the views of supporters of pharmacogenetics in industry and those who use the technology at the clinical 'coal face'. Theoretically, this work builds on the developing area of the sociology of socio-technical expectations, highlighting the way in which promoters of new technologies build expectations around it, through citation and the creation of technological visions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521841771
ISBN-10: 0521841771
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Explores the impact of pharmacogenetics, the use of genetic testing to prescribe and develop drugs, on clinical practice.

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Author Biography - Adam Hedgecoe

Adam Hedgecoe is Lecturer at the Department of Sociology, University of Sussex. He has published in Science, Technology and Human Values, Social Studies of Science, Sociology of Health and Illness, and Bioethics.

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