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Nested Systems: Economic, Cultural, and Political Dimensions

Alex Kirlik

in Human-Tech: Ethical and Scientific Foundations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199765140
eISBN:
9780199863358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765140.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Human-Technology Interaction

This chapter presents the reprinted article “ Human Factors Engineering That Makes a Difference: Leveraging a Science of Societal Change” by Kim Vicente. This chapter suggests that human-technology ... More


Prescription for the People: An Activist's Guide to Making Medicine Affordable for All

Fran Quigley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713750
eISBN:
9781501713910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713750.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Millions of people around the world face a real problem: their desperate need for affordable medicines clashes with the core business model of the powerful pharmaceutical industry. In response, ... More


Introduction

Fran Quigley

in Prescription for the People: An Activist's Guide to Making Medicine Affordable for All

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713750
eISBN:
9781501713910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713750.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The cost of medicines drains our governments’ budgets, and barriers to medicines lead to more expensive healthcare treatments and illnesses that drag down our economy. For the poor and the uninsured, ... More


Polypharmacy: The Problem with Pills

Frederick M. Barken

in Out of Practice: Fighting for Primary Care Medicine in America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449765
eISBN:
9780801460609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449765.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter comments on doctors' propensity to overprescribe, a practice known as polypharmacy. Polypharmacy simply means “many drugs,” and may be quite appropriate in certain cases, such as an ... More


The Pharmaceutical Industry

Mark Pieth

in Confronting Corruption: Past Concerns, Present Challenges, and Future Strategies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190458331
eISBN:
9780190458379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190458331.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Private International Law, Public International Law

This chapter focuses on the pharmaceutical industry, which faces some very straightforward corruption risks, just as real as any other sector. Their sales force has been buying prescriptions, and ... More


The Genealogy of a Gene: Patents, HIV/AIDS, and Race

Myles W. Jackson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028660
eISBN:
9780262327190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028660.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book uses the story of the CCR5 gene to investigate the interrelationships among science, technology, and society. Mapping the varied ‘genealogy’ of CCR5- intellectual property, natural ... More


The European Response to the CCR5 Patent

Myles W. Jackson

in The Genealogy of a Gene: Patents, HIV/AIDS, and Race

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028660
eISBN:
9780262327190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028660.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the patenting of the CCR5 gene in Europe. It compares and contrasts the practices of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) with the European Patent Office (EPO) ... More


CCR5 and HIV/AIDS Diagnostics and Therapeutics

Myles W. Jackson

in The Genealogy of a Gene: Patents, HIV/AIDS, and Race

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028660
eISBN:
9780262327190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028660.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the last years of the 20th century, the CCR5 gene and its protein product became the objects of state-of-the-art work on diagnostics and drug treatment. The CCR5 patent’s lineage is now the ... More


Profits over Patients

Fran Quigley

in Prescription for the People: An Activist's Guide to Making Medicine Affordable for All

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713750
eISBN:
9781501713910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713750.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Pharmaceutical corporations justify enormous prices and history-making profits by citing their research and development investments, but those investments are exaggerated and the companies waste ... More


Trading Away Our Health

Fran Quigley

in Prescription for the People: An Activist's Guide to Making Medicine Affordable for All

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713750
eISBN:
9781501713910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713750.003.0017
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The history of medicines shows they have long been treated as a public good, off limits for patent monopolies. Medicine patents are artificial, recent, and government-created. Now, the U.S. and Big ... More


Gujarat and Punjab: The Entrepreneur’s Paradise and the Land of the Farmer

Manshi Asher

in Power, Policy, and Protest: The Politics of India's Special Economic Zones

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198097341
eISBN:
9780199082865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198097341.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter takes issue with Gujarat’s claim to be a ‘hassle free’ state for SEZs and explores the disjuncture between official accounts of industrialization and those of people whose livelihoods ... More


Investors Retreat

Geoffrey Owen and Michael M. Hopkins

in Science, the State, and the City: Britain's Struggle to Succeed in Biotechnology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198728009
eISBN:
9780191794308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728009.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, International Business

The first decade of the new millennium was a difficult period for the UK biotech sector. Following the stock market collapse of 2000–001 it was no longer possible to float biotech firms on the main ... More


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