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On the Take: How Medicine's Complicity with Big Business Can Endanger Your Health

Jerome P. Kassirer

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300048
eISBN:
9780199850518
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300048.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

We all know that doctors accept gifts from drug companies, ranging from pens and coffee mugs to free vacations at luxurious resorts. But as this book exposes, these innocuous-seeming gifts are just ... More


 PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE, PUBLIC TRUST:: Toward Democratic Epistemic Practices

Lorraine Code

in Ecological Thinking: The Politics of Epistemic Location

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195159431
eISBN:
9780199786411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159438.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Taking its point of departure from the suppression of research findings by a Canadian drug company with a vested interest in keeping them from the public eye, this chapter reads the ambiguous ... More


The Drug Company Next Door: Pollution, Jobs, and Community Health in Puerto Rico

Alexa S. Dietrich

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724996
eISBN:
9780814724644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724996.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The production of pharmaceuticals is among the most profitable industries on the planet. Drug companies produce chemical substances that can save, extend, or substantially improve the quality of ... More


Morals and Medicines

David M. Webber

in Global Statesman: How Gordon Brown Took New Labour to the World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423564
eISBN:
9781474438384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423564.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The second case study, explored here in chapter 6, addresses the commitment of the New Labour government to increase the availability of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs needed to combat HIV and AIDS in ... More


Pills

David Herzberg

in Rethinking Therapeutic Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226249933
eISBN:
9780226250274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226250274.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Exposés of the pharmaceutical industry have become a thriving—and important—genre. Yet this genre presents an impoverished vision of pill users themselves, who are usually depicted as powerless ... More


Radical Redistributions of Knowledge: A Holistic View of Environmental Health

Alexa S. Dietrich

in The Drug Company Next Door: Pollution, Jobs, and Community Health in Puerto Rico

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724996
eISBN:
9780814724644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724996.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter returns to the core issue of environmental impacts on health and brings forward the pervasive problem for activists, residents, and pharmaceutical employees alike: the knowledge required ... More


conflict of interest, the physician and big pharma: the fugitive

cory franklin

in The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199735365
eISBN:
9780190267520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735365.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the issue of conflict of interest in medicine as seen in the film The Fugitive (1993). The film tells the story of Dr. Richard Kimble (Harrison Ford), a prominent Chicago ... More


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