9780822363279-0822363275-Pharmocracy: Value, Politics, and Knowledge in Global Biomedicine (Experimental Futures)

Pharmocracy: Value, Politics, and Knowledge in Global Biomedicine (Experimental Futures)

ISBN-13: 9780822363279
ISBN-10: 0822363275
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Sunder Rajan, Kaushik
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Format: Paperback 344 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780822363279
ISBN-10: 0822363275
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Sunder Rajan, Kaushik
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Format: Paperback 344 pages

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Acknowledged authors Sunder Rajan, Kaushik wrote Pharmocracy: Value, Politics, and Knowledge in Global Biomedicine (Experimental Futures) comprising 344 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0822363275 and 9780822363279. Since then Pharmocracy: Value, Politics, and Knowledge in Global Biomedicine (Experimental Futures) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Continuing his pioneering theoretical explorations into the relationships among biosciences, the market, and political economy, Kaushik Sunder Rajan introduces the concept of pharmocracy to explain the structure and operation of the global hegemony of the multinational pharmaceutical industry. He reveals pharmocracy's logic in two case studies from contemporary India: the controversial introduction of an HPV vaccine in 2010, and the Indian Patent Office's denial of a patent for an anticancer drug in 2006 and ensuing legal battles. In each instance health was appropriated by capital and transformed from an embodied state of well-being into an abstract category made subject to capital's interests. These cases demonstrate the precarious situation in which pharmocracy places democracy, as India's accommodation of global pharmaceutical regulatory frameworks pits the interests of its citizens against those of international capital. Sunder Rajan's insights into this dynamic make clear the high stakes of pharmocracy's intersection with health, politics, and democracy.

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