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Free Gifts, Free Meals, Free Education, Special Deals

Jerome P. Kassirer

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

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300048
eISBN:
9780199850518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300048.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Most physicians work hard, dedicate themselves to their patients, and preserve their professional rectitude. Tens, perhaps hundreds of thousands never take a free meal and never make a deal that ... More


Foreign Aid in Comparative-Historical Perspective

Nitsan Chorev

in Give and Take: Developmental Foreign Aid and the Pharmaceutical Industry in East Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691197845
eISBN:
9780691198873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197845.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This introductory chapter provides a background of pharmaceutical markets in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, which were dominated by western pharmaceutical companies from colonial times until the 1990s. ... More


Our Obliging Professional Organizations

Jerome P. Kassirer

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

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300048
eISBN:
9780199850518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300048.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Hundreds of professional organizations represent physicians in every conceivable specialty, subspecialty, and sub-subspecialty. Although pharmaceutical companies are not particularly interested in ... More


Uganda in the 2000s: Entrepreneurship With and Without Aid

Nitsan Chorev

in Give and Take: Developmental Foreign Aid and the Pharmaceutical Industry in East Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691197845
eISBN:
9780691198873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197845.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter identifies the conditions that led even the largest Ugandan pharmaceutical companies to forgo production of complex drugs or quality upgrading, with the exception of one firm with a ... More


Tanzania in the 2000s: Developmental Foreign Aid (2)

Nitsan Chorev

in Give and Take: Developmental Foreign Aid and the Pharmaceutical Industry in East Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691197845
eISBN:
9780691198873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197845.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter traces the trajectory of Tanzanian drug companies in the decade following donors’ increased funding of drugs in Tanzania, which started in 2005. It studies the transition of the ... More


The View from Hyderabad: The “Indian” Pharmaceutical Industry and the New Patent Regime

Murphy Halliburton

in India and the Patent Wars: Pharmaceuticals in the New Intellectual Property Regime

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713460
eISBN:
9781501713972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713460.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The boom town of Hyderabad is the center of India’s pharmaceutical industry, and this was where I met with representatives from two Indian pharmaceutical companies to discuss topics such as economies ... More


The Gilead Model and the Perspective of Big Pharma

Murphy Halliburton

in India and the Patent Wars: Pharmaceuticals in the New Intellectual Property Regime

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713460
eISBN:
9781501713972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713460.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Here this study takes into account the perspective of multinational pharmaceutical companies. I first discuss the difficulties I encountered in getting access to individuals from pharmaceutical ... More


Corporate Responsibility for Pharmaceutical Corporations

Klaus M. Leisinger

in The Responsible Corporation in a Global Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199592173
eISBN:
9780191729058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592173.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter considers the role and responsibilities of a responsible corporation from the perspective of a global pharmaceutical. Many examples are provided of how CSR process, practice, and ... More


Does Anyone in America Really Use CEA? Examples from the Field

Peter J. Neumann

in Using Cost-Effectiveness Analysis to Improve Health Care: Opportunities and barriers

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195171860
eISBN:
9780199865345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171860.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The resistance to CEA highlighted in Chapters 3–6 suggests that the technique has had little impact. CEA might be characterized as an elegant but forbidden tool, beautifully made but outlawed as too ... More


Emerging Market Pharmaceutical Supply: A Prescription for Sharing the Benefits of Global Information Flow

Frederick M. Abbott

in The Global Flow of Information: Legal, Social, and Cultural Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748114
eISBN:
9780814749470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748114.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter talks about the issue of how global flows of information could affect the whole notion of the right to medicines and the global pharmaceutical industry. It rejects the argument that ... More


A Limitation on the Patent Right to Exclude: An Introduction to International Exhaustion

Cynthia M. Ho

in Access to Medicine in the Global Economy: International Agreements on Patents and Related Rights

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195390124
eISBN:
9780199894536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390124.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter builds upon the basic patent concepts explained in Chapter 1 to explain an important yet confusing doctrine referred to as “international exhaustion,” recognized by some countries. ... More


Introduction: Understanding Political Ecologies of Risk in Puerto Rico

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/9780814724996.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This introductory chapter formulates a theoretical understanding of risk, in order to illustrate the impact of the pharmaceutical industry on Puerto Rican society. Globalization has been shaping the ... More


The Cuban Cure: Reason and Resistance in Global Science

S. M. Reid-Henry

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709178
eISBN:
9780226709192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709192.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

After Fidel Castro came to power in 1959, his second declaration, after socialism, was that Cuba would become a leader in international science. In biotechnology he would be proven right and, today, ... More


Rating Efforts to Extend Access on Essential Medicines: Increasing Global Health Impact1

Nicole Hassoun

in Health Inequalities and Global Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748646920
eISBN:
9780748676682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646920.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Global inequality impacts global health. The rich can, but the poor cannot, access many of the existing medicines they need. This paper considers the prospects for rating pharmaceutical companies' ... More


Direct-to-Docs Opioid Marketing

Michael D. Stein and Sandro Galea

in Pained: Uncomfortable Conversations about the Public's Health

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780197510384
eISBN:
9780197510414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197510384.003.0041
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter addresses the pharmaceutical industry’s direct-to-physician marketing of opioids, a factor that has fueled the current addiction epidemic. A 2019 study sought to understand the ... More


The Invention and Expansion of Intellectual Property

Murphy Halliburton

in India and the Patent Wars: Pharmaceuticals in the New Intellectual Property Regime

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713460
eISBN:
9781501713972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713460.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter depicts the emergence of the concept of intellectual property starting with analyses of intangible property in pre-capitalist societies and the development of patents and copyrights in ... More


Eating Drugs: Psychopharmaceutical Pluralism in India

Stefan Ecks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724767
eISBN:
9780814760307
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724767.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

A Hindu monk in Calcutta refuses to take his psychotropic medications. His psychiatrist explains that just as his body needs food, the drugs are nutrition for his starved mind. Does it matter how—or ... More


In the Beginning Was the Corporation: Progress, Pollution, and the Public Trust

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/9780814724996.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter elaborates on a number of key points in the history of Puerto Rico and Nocorá specifically, which is crucial for understanding how it is that the pollution problem could have developed ... More


General

Paul A. Offit and Charlotte A. Moser

in Vaccines and Your Child: Separating Fact from Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153072
eISBN:
9780231526715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153072.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes the process of vaccine manufacturing. Vaccine manufacture starts with creating the strains of a virus, which are then licensed to a pharmaceutical company in order to determine ... More


The biomedicalisation of abortion

Fiona Bloomer, Claire Pierson, and Sylvia Estrada Claudio

in Reimagining Global Abortion Politics: A Social Justice Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447340430
eISBN:
9781447340485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340430.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter discusses the development of the bio-medicalisation of abortion. Recent history reveals the key role played by pharmaceutical companies in the development of a medication to induce ... More


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