Pharmaceuticals and Society: Critical Discourses and Debates
February 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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Drawing on the latest international sociological research, this monograph takes a critical look at contemporary developments, discourses, and debate on pharmaceuticals and society.
- Key issues covered include pharmaceuticals and medicalization and the science and politics of drug development, testing, and regulation
- Investigates the constructions of pharmaceuticals in professional and popular culture and the meaning and use of medications in everyday life
- Investigates pharmaceuticals, consumerism, and citizenship and the impact of innovation and expectations regarding pharmaceutical futures
- Written in a lively, accessible style, with many engaging and important insights from key international figures in the field