Commercial pharmaceutical medicine and medicalization: a case study from El Salvador.

Abstract

This study illustrates the impact of prepackaged pharmaceutical products, usually manufactured by multinational firms, on the health care sector of developing market economies. In many Third World countries Western biomedical practitioners do not exercise the degree of control over the use of one of their major healing resources, prescription medications… (More)

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@article{Ferguson1981CommercialPM, title={Commercial pharmaceutical medicine and medicalization: a case study from El Salvador.}, author={Anna E Ferguson}, journal={Culture, medicine and psychiatry}, year={1981}, volume={5 2}, pages={105-34} }