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Extremely informative this book dives into the history of generic drugs the controversy surrounding bioeuivalence and the not so bright uture of the pharmaceutical industry I would have liked to know about how US regulations and laws impacted generic drug development in other countries and vice versa This was touched upon very briefly in the book The author ended the book on a gloomy note addressing the bleak French, Grades 6 - 12 future of the industry as someone who works in the industry and is passionate about it I hope we continue to innovateWhile I recommend this book to everyone I will caution that it is a dry read to those notamiliar with subject matter I personally Wildflower ~ A Balconies Novella found itascinating but I live and breathe this industry. D difference are also always uestions of pharmacology and physiology of economics and politics of morality and beliefThe substitution of bioeuivalent generic drugs The Bedside Companion to Crime for expensive brand name products is a rare success story in aield of ailed attempts to deliver euivalent value in health care or a lower price Greene's history sheds light on the controversies shadowing the success of generics problems with the generalizability of medical knowledge the Loving You with Teeth and Claws (Dead Things, fragile role of science in public policy and the increasing role of industry marketing and consumer logics in late twentieth century and early twentyirst century health care.
Ays intriguing They also offered an interesting perspective on American culture in the 19th centuryDespite the academic asides this book is mostly accessible to a general audience The author occasionally introduces chemistry terms without defining them but most could probably be skipped without losing the author s point and they don t occur enough to make the amount of googling which might be reuired annoying I wouldn t recommend this to everyone because it can be dry and is often wordy but if you re interested in the subject as I was I think it could still be a worthwhile and enjoyable read This review was originally posted on Doing Dewey A good book on the history of generic drugs in US Well researched and. Is the Nekromanteion (Prométhée first book to chronicle the social political and cultural history of generic drugs in America It narrates the evolution of the generic drug industryrom a set of mid twentieth century schlock houses and counterfeiters into an agile and surprisingly powerful set of multinational corporations in the early twenty 101 Ways to Bug Your Parents first centuryHow do we know what parts of a pill really matter Decisions about which differences are significant and which are trivial in the world of therapeutics are not resolved by simple chemical or biological assays alone As Greene reveals in thisascinating account uestions of therapeutic similarity an.
This book is Pinstripes and Penance from John Hopkins University Press so I expected it to be on the academic side but I was still disappointed by the somewhat theoretical digressions about the nature of sameness I also would have liked to seeocus on the specific people involved in the history of the generic because I Wicked, Sinful Nights (Raised to be Bladesmen, find that the people stories are often the most interesting part of microhistories However almost in spite of itself this was a very interesting book The history of generics isascinating and the Ali Pashë Tepelena fact that generics only have to show sameness rather than undergoing clinical trials is something I think people should be aware of Theorces that shaped the rise of the generic in America were sometimes surprising and alw. Generic drugs are now Little Fiery One familiar objects in clinics drugstores and households around the world We like to think of these tablets capsules patches and ointments as interchangeable with their brand name counterparts why payor the same And yet they are not uite the same They differ in price in place of origin in color shape and size in the dyes binders illers and coatings used and in a host of other ways Claims of generic euivalence as physician historian Jeremy Greene reveals in this gripping narrative are never based on being identical to the original drug in all respects but in being the same in all ways that matterGeneric.