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作者 Greene, Jeremy A., 1974- author
書名 Generic : the unbranding of modern medicine / Jeremy A. Greene
出版項 Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2014]
©2014
國際標準書號 9781421414935 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1421414937 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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 歐美所圖書館3F西文書區  615.1 G833 2014    到期 09-02-20  -  30500101506239
說明 xii, 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction. The same but not the same -- I, What's in a name? ; 1. Ordering the world of cures ; 2. The generic as critique of the brand -- II, No such thing as a generic drug? ; 3. Drugs anonymous ; 4. Origins of a self-effacing industry ; 5. Generic specificity -- III, The sciences of similarity ; 6. Contests of equivalence ; 7. The significance of differences -- IV, Laws of substitution ; 8. Substitution as vice and virtue ; 9. Universal exchange -- V, Paradoxes of generic consumption ; 10. Liberating the captive consumer ; 11. Generic consumption in the clinic, pharmacy, and supermarket -- VI, The generic alternative ; 12. Science and politics of the "me-too" drug ; 13. Preferred drugs, public and private ; 14. The global generic -- Conclusion. The crisis of similarity
Reviews the history of the generic drug industry, how they attempt to market a product that purports to be exactly the same as a better known one, what are the regulations protecting consumers, and whether or not generics actually are chemically and therapeutically identical. Small differences in binders or production methods can create two chemically similar drugs, with different effects. Greene also looks at how the explosive growth of the generic drug industry over the last few decades has impacted not only the pharmaceutical industry, but the future of the health care industry as a whole
Text in English
主題 Generic drugs -- History
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