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Big pharma : exposing the global healthcare agenda

Author: Jacky Law
Publisher: New York, NY : Carroll & Graf, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that the pharmaceutical industry has shifted its focus from research and development to marketing, contending that a small number of corporations are having a disproportionate influence on the global health-care agenda.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jacky Law
ISBN: 9780786717835 0786717831
OCLC Number: 64590433
Description: 266 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: PART 1. NOT WANTING TO KNOW. The cost of convenience --
The company of giants --
A question of trust --
Old pills in new bottles --
PART 2. WHEN THE GOOD STAY SILENT. The story of Vioxx --
The SSRI story --
A crisis in medicine --
A bit of a lottery --
PART 3. COUNTING THE COST. The people vs pharma --
The European patient --
Genes, germs and general behaviour --
Patients take the lead.
Responsibility: Jacky Law.
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In what is both a diagnosis and a course of treatment for modern medicine, Law reveals a world where market considerations, not medical need, are determining the research agenda of the pharmaceutical  Read more...

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