Dominique A. Tobbell, Pills, Power and Policy: The Struggle for Drug Reform in Cold War America and Its Consequences

Hall, Wayne (2013) Dominique A. Tobbell, Pills, Power and Policy: The Struggle for Drug Reform in Cold War America and Its Consequences. Social History of Medicine, 26 3: 578-579. doi:10.1093/shm/hkt019


Author Hall, Wayne
Title Dominique A. Tobbell, Pills, Power and Policy: The Struggle for Drug Reform in Cold War America and Its Consequences
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Dominique A. Tobbell, Pills, Power and Policy: The Struggle for Drug Reform in Cold War America and Its Consequences
Journal name Social History of Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0951-631X
1477-4666
Publication date 2013-08
Sub-type Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
DOI 10.1093/shm/hkt019
Volume 26
Issue 3
Start page 578
End page 579
Total pages 2
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Dominique Tobbell makes a strong case for the proposition that the history of pharmaceutical regulation in the USA is essential for an understanding of contemporary policy debates in America. Big Pharma in the United States (and elsewhere) has been roundly criticised in the past decade or so for its record profit levels, the high cost of new drugs, dishonest marketing, an over-reliance on ‘me-too’ drugs that produce the same effects as old drugs at a much higher price and the suppression of evidence that drugs adversely affect consumers...
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Subtitle: "Berkeley, CA: Milbank Memorial Fund and University of California Press, 2012. Pp. xvi + 294. £18.95. ISBN 978 0 520 27114 2."

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Sub-type: Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
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