Drugs for Life: How Pharmaceutical Companies Define our Health download free [PDF and Ebook] by Joseph Dumit

Drugs for Life: How Pharmaceutical Companies Define our Health download free [PDF and Ebook] by Joseph Dumit year 2012
  • Book name: Drugs for Life: How Pharmaceutical Companies Define our Health
  • Author: Joseph Dumit
  • Release date: 2012/10/7
  • Publisher: DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Medical
  • ISBN: 9780822348719
  • Rating: 8.15 of 10
  • Votes: 798
  • Review by: Theo Riggs
  • Review rating: 8.16 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/10
  • Total pages: 280
  • Includes a PDF summary of 23 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: 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 also 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 and profits that 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.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 16H19M59S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Pharmaceutical Industries, Social & Cultural Anthropology, Illness & Addiction: Social Aspects, Manufacturing Industries, Public Health & Preventive Medicine, Medicine
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 26.40 USD
  • Dimensions: 154.94x233.68x17.78mm
  • Weight: 544.31g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: North Carolina, United States
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