Medicating Modern America: Prescription Drugs in History by Andrea Tone,Elizabeth Siegel Watkins

By Andrea Tone,Elizabeth Siegel Watkins

With americans paying greater than $200 billion every year for prescription drugs, the pharmaceutical company is the main ecocnomic within the kingdom. the recognition of prescribed drugs in fresh a long time has remade the doctor/patient dating, instituting prescription-writing and pill-taking as an essential component of scientific perform and daily life.

Medicating smooth America examines the meanings at the back of this pharmaceutical revolution during the interconnected histories of 8 of the main influential and significant medications: antibiotics, temper stabilizers, hormone substitute remedy, oral contraceptives, tranquilizers, stimulants, statins, and Viagra. All of those medications were renowned, ecocnomic, influential, and arguable, and the authors take a ancient method of learning their improvement, prescription, and intake. this attitude locates the histories of prescription drugs in particular cultural contexts whereas revealing the level to which modern debates approximately pharmaceutical medicinal drugs echo matters voiced by means of americans within the past.

Exploring the wealthy and multi-faceted background of pharmaceutical medicinal drugs within the usa, Medicating glossy America unveils the untold tales in the back of America's pharmaceutical obsession.

Contributors contain: Robert Bud, Jennifer R. Fishman, Jeremy A. Greene, David Healy, Suzanne White Junod, Ilina Singh, Andrea Tone, and Elizabeth Siegel Watkins.

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