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Drugs for life : how pharmaceutical companies define our health

Author: Joseph Dumit
Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2012.
Series: Experimental futures
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Joseph Dumit argues that underlying Americans' burgeoning consumption of prescription drugs and the skyrocketing cost of healthcare is a relatively new perception of ourselves as inherently ill and  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Dumit
ISBN: 9780822348719 0822348713 9780822348603 0822348608
OCLC Number: 879616923
Description: XII, 262 Seiten : Illustrationen.
Contents: Acknowledgments ixList of Illustrations xiIntroduction 11. Responding to Facts 272. Pharmaceutical Witnessing and Direct-to-Consumer Advertising 553. Having to Grow Medicine 874. Mass Health: Illness Is a Line You Cross 1055. Moving the Lines: Deciding on Thresholds 1356. Knowing Your Numbers: Pharmaceutical Lifestyles 181Conclusion. Living in a World of Surplus Health: Frequently Asked Questions 197Notes 219References 239Index 257
Series Title: Experimental futures
Responsibility: Joseph Dumit.


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