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The Pharmaceutical Studies Reader

Sergio Sismondo
Barcode 9781118490150
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Release Date: 05/05/2015

Genre: Technology & Engineering
Sub-Genre: Medicine
Label: Wiley-Blackwell
Contributors: Sergio Sismondo (Edited by), Jeremy A. Greene (Edited by)
Language: English
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Pages: 296

The Pharmaceutical Studies Reader is an engaging survey of the field that brings together provocative, multi-disciplinary scholarship examining the interplay of medical science, clinical practice, consumerism, and the healthcare marketplace.

The Pharmaceutical Studies Reader is an engaging survey of the field that brings together provocative, multi-disciplinary scholarship examining the interplay of medical science, clinical practice, consumerism, and the healthcare marketplace.

  • Draws on anthropological, historical, and sociological approaches to explore the social life of pharmaceuticals with special emphasis on their production, circulation, and consumption
  • Covers topics such as the role of drugs in shaping taxonomies of disease, the evolution of prescribing habits, ethical dimensions of pharmaceuticals, clinical trials, and drug research and marketing in the age of globalization
  • Offers a compelling, contextually-rich treatment of the topic that exposes readers to a variety of approaches, ideas, and frameworks
  • Provides an accessible introduction for readers with no previous background in this area