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The Resource Drugs for life : how pharmaceutical companies define our health, Joseph Dumit

Drugs for life : how pharmaceutical companies define our health, Joseph Dumit

Label
Drugs for life : how pharmaceutical companies define our health
Title
Drugs for life
Title remainder
how pharmaceutical companies define our health
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Dumit
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Every year the average number of prescriptions purchased by Americans increases, as do healthcare expenditures, which are projected to reach one fifth of the U.S. gross domestic product by 2020. In Drugs for Life, Joseph Dumit considers how our burgeoning consumption of medicine and cost of healthcare not only came to be, but came to be taken for granted. For several years, Dumit attended pharmaceutical industry conferences; spoke with marketers, researchers, doctors, and patients; and surveyed the industry's literature regarding strategies to expand markets for prescription drugs. He concluded that underlying the continual growth in medications, disease categories, costs, and insecurity is a relatively new perception of ourselves as inherently ill and in need of chronic treatment. This perception is based on clinical trials that we have largely outsourced to pharmaceutical companies. Those companies in turn see clinical trials as investments and measure the value of those investments by the size of the market they will create. They only ask questions for which the answer is more medicine. Drugs for Life challenges our understanding of health, risks, facts, and clinical trials, the very concepts used by pharmaceutical companies to grow markets to the point where almost no one can imagine a life without prescription drugs."--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dumit, Joseph
Dewey number
338.4/761510973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9666.5
LC item number
.D86 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2012 H-499
  • QV 736 AA1
Series statement
Experimental futures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Drugs
  • Drug utilization
  • Drug Industry
  • Community Participation
  • Social Environment
  • United States
  • United States
  • Drug utilization
  • Drugs
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • United States
  • Drugs
  • Sociale aspecten
  • Verenigde Staten
  • Pharmazeutische Industrie
  • Arzneimittelmarkt
  • Medizinische Ethik
  • Arzneimittelkonsum
  • Etats-Unis
Label
Drugs for life : how pharmaceutical companies define our health, Joseph Dumit
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Responding to facts -- Pharmaceutical witnessing and direct-to-consumer advertising -- Having to grow medicine -- Mass health : illness is a line you cross -- Moving the lines : deciding on thresholds -- Knowing your numbers : pharmaceutical lifestyles
Control code
ocn782252371
Extent
xii, 262 pages
Isbn
9780822348719
Lccn
2012011596
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780822348719
  • (OCoLC)782252371
Label
Drugs for life : how pharmaceutical companies define our health, Joseph Dumit
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Responding to facts -- Pharmaceutical witnessing and direct-to-consumer advertising -- Having to grow medicine -- Mass health : illness is a line you cross -- Moving the lines : deciding on thresholds -- Knowing your numbers : pharmaceutical lifestyles
Control code
ocn782252371
Extent
xii, 262 pages
Isbn
9780822348719
Lccn
2012011596
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780822348719
  • (OCoLC)782252371

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