Social reactions to Valium and Prozac: a cultural lag perspective of drug diffusion and adoption.

@article{Marshall2009SocialRT,
  title={Social reactions to Valium and Prozac: a cultural lag perspective of drug diffusion and adoption.},
  author={Kimball P. Marshall and Zhanna Georgievskava and Igor Georgievsky},
  journal={Research in social & administrative pharmacy : RSAP},
  year={2009},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={94-107}
}
BACKGROUND In the sociological context, the concept of cultural lag holds that material technologies advance more rapidly than social guidelines for their use. The result can be social conflict including liability accusations and product stigmatization that have characterized several new drugs which were widely accepted initially but then publicly criticized in the lay and scientific press. OBJECTIVES The objective was to illustrate the utility of the concept of cultural lag to technology… CONTINUE READING