Special Issue "Medicines: Identifying, Exposing and Tackling Unethical and Corrupt Practices is Essential for Safeguarding Patient and Public Health Interests Worldwide"

A special issue of Medicines (ISSN 2305-6320).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. George J. Kontoghiorghes
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Guest Editor
Postgraduate Research Institute of Science, Technology, Environment and Medicine, CY-3021 Limassol, Cyprus
Interests: chelation therapy; chelation in medicine; chelating drugs; iron chelating drugs in thalassaemia and other diseases of iron overload or imbalance; chelator antioxidants in free radical pathology;. chelators and antioxidants in cancer and neurodegenerative diseases; chelating drug design, development and clinical use
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Issues surrounding health care affect all people worldwide. High rates of morbidity and mortality are observed due to the lack of medicines, medical devises and because of low standards of health care services in many countries as a result of insufficient resources. COVID-19 and other communicable diseases highlight the interdependence of nations on health and the need for one world / one health policies, as well as access to water, food and medicines as a human right. High standard global health care can be achieved by the redistribution of wealth and resources, as well as tackling corruption, fraud and unethical practices, which are a cause of massive drainage on health resources worldwide.

The aim of the special issue is to use analytical tools and methods in order to address corrupt and unethical practices, highlight their implications in everyday life and at all levels in health care and academia, with the priority being the need for accessible health care, medicines and medical devices for all people. Most importantly colleagues from public health institutions, academic and research communities are invited to share their experience, identify and highlight associated problems and suggest the appropriate analytical tools, list the criteria and find solutions to unethical and corrupt practices in all sectors of public health including medicines and medical devices.

Prof. Dr. George J. Kontoghiorghes
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Medicines
  • Global health care
  • Patient care-all specialties
  • Corruption in public health
  • Corruption in academia
  • Corruption in national health institutions
  • Corruption in international health institutions
  • Tackling corruption
  • Analytical tools and methods
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Plagiarism
  • Nepotism
  • Victimization
  • Patient rights
  • Orphan diseases
  • Orphan drugs
  • Patent issues
  • Drug marketing
  • Elite journals
  • Risk/benefit assessment

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Editorial
Ethics in Medicines: Exposing Unethical Practices and Corruption in All Sectors of Medicines Is Essential for Improving Global Public Health and Saving Patients’ Lives
Medicines 2021, 8(9), 54; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/medicines8090054 - 14 Sep 2021
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While great strides have been made in science and medicine ensuring better living standards and health care for most human beings, many issues still remain, which are responsible for an increase in mortality and morbidity rates of millions of people worldwide, despite that [...] Read more.
While great strides have been made in science and medicine ensuring better living standards and health care for most human beings, many issues still remain, which are responsible for an increase in mortality and morbidity rates of millions of people worldwide, despite that in most cases the causes are preventable [...] Full article
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