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Medicine-Chest Roulette

Nancy Tomes

in Remaking the American Patient: How Madison Avenue and Modern Medicine Turned Patients into Consumers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622774
eISBN:
9781469622798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622774.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the careless use of prescription drugs such as Accutane in what Steve Findlay called “medicine-chest roulette.” In his May 1988 article in the U.S. News and World Report, ... More


Applications: Evaluation

Haroutune K. Armenian

in The Case-Control Method: Design and Applications

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195187113
eISBN:
9780199864898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187113.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter begins by describing various approaches to evaluation and situations where one needs to have alternatives for randomized trials in assessing interventions. It then identifies the ... More


Curing, Healing, and Culture

V. Sujatha

in Sociology of Health and Medicine: New Perspectives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198099130
eISBN:
9780199082995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099130.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter is about the intricacies in the understanding of how effectiveness of therapy is assessed and, what the difference between the terms curing and healing is. The chapter cites a variety of ... More


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