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Pharmaceuticals and society : critical discourses and debates / edited by Simon J. Williams, Jonathan Gabe, and Peter Davis.

  • Williams, Simon J. (Simon Johnson), 1961-
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Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.

Physical description

viii, 160 pages ; 23 cm.


"First published as volume 30, issue 6 of Sociology of Health & Illness"--T.p. verso.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


The sociology of pharmaceuticals : progress and prospects / Simon J. Williams, Jonathan Gabe and Peter Davis -- From Lydia Pinkham to Queen Levitra : direct-to-consumer advertising and medicalisation / Peter Conrad and Valerie Leiter -- Waking up to sleepiness : Modafinil, the media and the pharmaceuticalisation of everyday/night life / Simon J. Williams [et al.] -- Pharma in the bedroom, and the kitchen : the pharmaceuticalisation of daily life / Nick J. Fox and Katie J. Ward -- Sociology of pharmaceuticals development and regulation : a realist empirical research programme / John Abraham -- Sex, drugs, and politics : the HPV vaccine for cervical cancer / Monica J. Casper and Laura M. Carpenter -- New forms of citizenship and socio-political inclusion : accessing antiretroviral therapy in a Rio de Janeiro favela / Fabian Cataldo -- Over-the-counter medicines : professional expertise and consumer discourses / Fiona A. Stevenson, Miranda Leontowitsch and Catherine Duggan -- In whose interest? : relationships between health consumer groups and the pharmaceutical industry in the UK / Kathryn Jones -- The great ambivalence : factors likely to affect service user and public acceptability of the pharmacogenomics of antidepressant medication / Michael Barr and Diana Rose -- Shifting paradigms? : reflections on regenerative medicine, embryonic stem cells and pharmaceuticals / Steven P. Wainwright, Mike Michael and Clare Williams.


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