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Digital Drugs: an anatomy of new medicines

Cornford, Tony and Lichtner, Valentina (2014) Digital Drugs: an anatomy of new medicines. In: Doolin, Bill, Lamprou, Eleni, Mitev, Nathalie N. and McLeod, Laurie, (eds.) Information Systems and Global Assemblages: (Re)configuring Actors, Artefacts, Organizations. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, (Vol. 4). Springer, pp. 149-162. ISBN 978-3-662-45708-5

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Identification Number: 10.1007/978-3-662-45708-5

Abstract

Medicines are digitalized as aspects of their regulation and use are embodied in or draw from interlinked computerized systems and databases. This paper considers how this development changes the delivery of health care, the pharma industry, and regulatory and professional structures, as it reconfigures the material character of drugs themselves. It draws on the concept of assemblage in presenting a theory-based analysis that explores digital drugs’ ontological status including how they embody benefit and value. The paper addresses three interconnected domains – that of use of drugs (practice), of research (epistemology) and of regulation (structures).

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: http://www.springer.com/computer/database+manageme...
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
T Technology > T Technology (General)
JEL classification: I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I19 - Other
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2015 15:16
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2020 02:33
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60612

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