Nanotechnology in global medicine and human biosecurity: Private interests, policy dilemmas, and the calibration of public health law

Thomas A. Faunce*

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    Abstract

    This paper considers how best to approach dilemmas posed to global health and biosecurity policy by increasing advances in practical applications of nanotechnology. The type of nano-technology policy dilemmas discussed include: (1) expenditure of public funds, (2) public-funded research priorities, (3) public confidence in government and science and, finally, (4) public safety. The article examines the value in this context of a legal obligation that the development of relevant public health law be calibrated against less corporate-infuenced norms issuing from bioethics and international human rights.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)629-642
    Number of pages14
    JournalJournal of Law, Medicine and Ethics
    Volume35
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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