The political economy and everyday life of pharmaceuticals

Five years of features:
http://somatosphere.net/2013/09/five-years-of-features.html

The pharmaceutical industry is less about medicine than about money and is not a patient’s benefactor as much as their rapist.  It seems the profit motive would encourage this industry to find and develop better and better drugs, but these companies are trying to skip the hard work of science and pursue pure profit in itself through all kinds of corrupt, though not illegal, methods and maneuverings.  The needs and suffering of patients are held hostage by pharmaceutical stock prices.

In what follows we list a selection (though certainly not all) of these posts from the past five years.  They range from research and fieldwork reports, to thought pieces, to engagements with contemporary events, to syllabi, and interviews.

 

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