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TitlePharmaceuticals and society : critical discourses and debates / edited by Simon J. Williams, Jonathan Gabe, and Peter Davis
Imprint Chichester, U. K. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009
Descript viii, 160 p. ; 23 cm


The sociology of pharmaceuticals: progress and prospects -- From Lydia Pinkham to Queen Levitra: direct-to-consumer advertising and medicalisation -- Waking up to sleepiness: Modafinil, the media and the pharmaceuticalisation of everyday/night life -- Pharma in the bedroom, and the kitchen: the pharmaceuticalisation of daily life -- Sociology of pharmaceuticals development and regulation: a realist empirical research programme -- Sex, drugs, and politics: the HPV vaccine for cervical cancer -- New forms of citizenship and socio-political inclusion: accessing antiretroviral therapy in a Rio de Janeiro favela -- Over-the-counter medicines: professional expertise and consumer discourses -- In whose interest?: relationships between health consumer groups and the pharmaceutical industry in the U. K. -- The great ambivalence: factors likely to affect service user and public acceptability of the pharmacogenomics of antidepressant medication -- Shifting paradigms?: reflections on regenerative medicine, embryonic stem cells and pharmaceuticals

Drug abuse -- Great Britain Drugs -- Social aspects -- Great Britain Drug abuse Drugs -- Social aspects

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