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Pharmaceutical FreedomWhy Patients Have a Right to Self Medicate$
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Jessica Flanigan

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190684549

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190684549.001.0001

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Medical Autonomy and Modern Healthcare

Medical Autonomy and Modern Healthcare

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(p.205) 7 Medical Autonomy and Modern Healthcare
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Pharmaceutical Freedom
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Jessica Flanigan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190684549.003.0007

Though rights of self-medication needn’t change medical decision-making for most patients, rights of self-medication have the potential to transform other aspects of healthcare as it is currently practiced. For example, if public officials respected patient’s authority to make medical decisions without authorization from a regulator or a physician, then they should also respect patient’s authority to choose to use unauthorized medical devices and medical providers. And many of the same reasons in favor of rights of self-medication and against prohibitive regulations are also reasons to support patient’s rights to access information about pharmaceuticals, including pharmaceutical advertisements. Rights of self-medication may also call for revisions to existing standards of product liability and prompt officials to rethink justifications for the public provision of healthcare.

Keywords:   knower organizations, pharmaceutical marketing, occupational licensing, product liability, insurance, social costs

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