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dc.contributor.editorBaxerres, Carine
dc.contributor.editorCassier, Maurice
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-13T04:03:53Z
dc.date.available2022-01-13T04:03:53Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.date.submitted2022-01-12T15:34:27Z
dc.identifierONIX_20220112_9781000413106_2
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/52365
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/77303
dc.description.abstractDrawing on anthropology, historical sociology and social-epidemiology, this multidisciplinary book investigates how pharmaceuticals are produced, distributed, prescribed, (and) consumed, and regulated in order to construct a comprehensive understanding of the issues that drive (medicine) pharmaceutical markets in the Global South today.   Based on primary research conducted in Benin and Ghana, and additional data collected in Cambodia and the Ivory Coast, this volume uses artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) against malaria as a central case study. It highlights the influence of the countries colonial and post-colonial history on their models for state regulation, production, and distribution, explores the determining role transnational actors as well as industries from the North but also and increasingly from the South play in influencing local pharmaceutical markets and looks at the behaviour of health care professionals and individuals. Stepping back, the authors then unpick the pharmaceuticalization process and the multiple regulations at stake by looking at the workings of, and linkages between, (biomedical health) pharmaceutical systems, (representatives of companies) industries, actors in private distribution, and consumer practices.   Providing a thorough comparative analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of different pharmaceutical systems, it is an important contribution to the literature on pharmaceutalization and the governance of medication. It is of interest to students, researchers and policy-makers interested in medical anthropology, the sociology of health and illness, global health, healthcare management and pharmacy. The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780429329517, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFF Social issues & processes::JFFH Illness & addiction: social aspects
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::M Medicine::MQ Nursing & ancillary services::MQP Pharmacy / dispensing
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KN Industry & industrial studies::KND Manufacturing industries::KNDC Chemical industries
dc.subject.otherHealth, illness and addiction: social aspects
dc.subject.otherPharmacy / dispensing
dc.subject.otherChemical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries
dc.titleUnderstanding Drugs Markets
dc.title.alternativeAn Analysis of Medicines, Regulations and Pharmaceutical Systems in the Global South
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.4324/9780429329517
oapen.relation.isPublishedByfa69b019-f4ee-4979-8d42-c6b6c476b5f0
oapen.relation.isbn9781000413106
oapen.relation.isbn9780429329517
oapen.relation.isbn9781032043135
oapen.relation.isbn9780367350673
oapen.imprintRoutledge
oapen.pages320


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