null 08. The rational use of medicines: ethical aspects

The growing number and rising costs of new medications on the market combined with an aging population which consumes increasing amounts of health resources compels society to reflect on the best way to distribute these limited resources, while taking into consideration medical, economic, legislative and ethical concerns. This monograph, edited in collaboration with Ediciones Doyma, has a multi-disciplinary dimension, as experts from different fields offer diverse approaches in dealing with this issue giving the reader a range of standpoints from which to make an informed opinion.