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Pharmocracy : value, politics, & knowledge in global biomedicine

Author: Kaushik Sunder Rajan
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2017.
Series: Experimental futures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Kaushik Sunder Rajan traces the structure and operation of what he calls pharmocracy-a concept explaining the global hegemony of the multinational pharmaceutical industry. He outlines pharmocracy's logic in two case studies from contemporary India to demonstrate the stakes of its intersection with health, politics, democracy, and global capital.--Publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sunder Rajan, Kaushik, 1974-
Pharmocracy.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016037764
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kaushik Sunder Rajan
ISBN: 9780822363132 0822363135 9780822363279 0822363275
OCLC Number: 950955045
Description: xiv, 328 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Speculative values : pharmaceutical crisis and financialized capital --
Bioethical values : HPV vaccines, public scandal, and experimental subjectivity --
Constitutional values : the trials of Gleevec and judicialized politics --
Philanthropic values : corporate social responsibility and monopoly in the pharmocracy.
Series Title: Experimental futures.
Other Titles: Value, politics, and knowledge in global biomedicine
Responsibility: Kaushik Sunder Rajan.

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