Pharma

Pharma

Author: Gerald Posner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501152030

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 816

View: 159

"Exorbitant prices for lifesaving drugs, safety recalls affecting tens of millions of Americans, and soaring rates of addiction and overdose on prescription opioids have caused many to lose faith in pharmaceutical companies. Now, Americans are demanding national reckoning with a monolithic industry. In Pharma, award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author Gerald Posner uncovers the real story of the Sacklers, the family that became one of America's wealthiest from the success of OxyContin, their blockbuster narcotic painkiller at the centure of the opioid crisis. The unexpected twists and turns of the Sakler family saga are told against the startling chronicle of a powerful industry that sits at the intersection of public health and profits. Pharma reveals how and why American drug companies have put earnings ahead of patients"--

Current List of Medical Literature

Current List of Medical Literature

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Publisher:

ISBN: UFL:31262057722505

Category: Medicine

Page: 582

View: 905

Includes section, "Recent book acquisitions" (varies: Recent United States publications) formerly published separately by the U.S. Army Medical Library.

In Search of Sexual Health

In Search of Sexual Health

Author: Elliott Bowen

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9781421438566

Category: Medical

Page: 233

View: 360

Providing a richer, more complex understanding of a critical chapter in the history of sexually transmitted diseases, In Search of Sexual Health will prove valuable to historians of medicine, public health, and the environment, in addition to scholars of race, gender, sexuality.

Radioisotopes in Medicine and Human Physiology

Radioisotopes in Medicine and Human Physiology

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ISBN: UOM:39015095049378

Category: Nuclear medicine

Page: 128

View: 828

This bibliography contains 2862 references on uses of radioisotopes in diagnostic medicine, therapeutic medicine, clinical research, human physiology, general medical research and immunology. The references were taken from the 1948-1956 open literature. A list of the journals from which the references were selected and an author index are included.

Disorder

Disorder

Author: Peter A. Swenson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300257403

Category: History

Page: 583

View: 446

An incisive look into the problematic relationships among medicine, politics, and business in America and their effects on the nation's health "A comprehensive, revealing and surprising account of the history of American medicine."--David Blumenthal, M.D., coauthor of The Heart of Power: Health and Politics in the Oval Office and president of the Commonwealth Fund "This book is both an important contribution to the history of the American medical profession (and its impact on society as a whole), and a reminder of the malleable, historically contingent nature of its identity and ethos."--Scott H. Podolsky, M.D., author of The Antibiotic Era Meticulously tracing the dramatic conflicts both inside organized medicine and between the medical profession and the larger society over quality, equality, and economy in health care, Peter A. Swenson illuminates the history of American medical politics from the late nineteenth century to the present. This book chronicles the role of medical reformers in the progressive movement around the beginning of the twentieth century and the American Medical Association's dramatic turn to conservatism later. Addressing topics such as public health, medical education, pharmaceutical regulation, and health-care access, Swenson paints a disturbing picture of the entanglements of medicine, politics, and profit seeking that explain why the United States remains the only economically advanced democracy without universal health care. Swenson does, however, see a potentially brighter future as a vanguard of physicians push once again for progressive reforms and the adoption of inclusive, effective, and affordable practices.

The History of Martin's Point and the Marine Hospital in Portland, Maine

The History of Martin's Point and the Marine Hospital in Portland, Maine

Author: Leland J. Hanchett, Jr.

Publisher: Pine Rim Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9780578454610

Category: History

Page: 138

View: 870

Martin's Point and the Marine Hospital are well known landmarks in Portland, Maine.The Point's history dates back to the earliest days of Maine's colonization while the Hospital was built just before the Civil War commenced.The story of the owners of the Point provide an insight into the way life was lived in those times. This book covers in rich detail the history of the Point and its visual landmark, the Marine Hospital.