6. The sociology of pharmaceuticals: progress and prospects (2008)

Simon J Williams, Jonathan Gabe, Peter Davis

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This paper takes a critical look at progress and prospects regarding the sociology of pharmaceuticals over the years. Key themes examined include: (i) medicalisation and pharmaceuticalisation; (ii) regulation; (iii) consumption and consumerism; (iv) expectations and innovation. Papers in the monograph are also introduced and discussed in relation to these themes. 

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