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Drugs for Life: How Pharmaceutical Companies Define Our Health (Experimental Futures) by Joseph Dumit


Every year the common selection of prescriptions purchased via Americans increases, as do healthcare expenditures, which can be projected to succeed in one-fifth of the U.S. gross home product by 2020. In Medication for Lifestyles, Joseph Dumit considers how our burgeoning consumption of drugs and cost of healthcare no longer best came to be, but in addition came to be taken without any consideration. For a number of years, Dumit attended pharmaceutical business conferences; spoke with marketers, researchers, doctors, and patients; and surveyed the trade's literature relating to methods to increase markets for prescribed drugs. He concluded that underlying the persistent increase in medicines, illness classes, prices, and insecurity is a fairly new notion of ourselves as inherently ill and short of chronic treatment. This perception is in line with clinical trials that we now have generally outsourced to pharmaceutical companies. These companies in flip see medical trials as investments and measure the worth of those investments by the size of the market and earnings that it’ll create. They simply ask questions for which the reply is extra drugs. Drugs for Life challenges our working out of health, risks, tips, and scientific trials, the very concepts used by pharmaceutical firms to develop markets to the point the place nearly no person can think about a lifestyles without pharmaceuticals.

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Book Details

Creator: Joseph Dumit Writer: Duke University Pr.. Binding: Paperback Language: English Pages: 272

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