Tag: pharmaceutical markets

On borrowed time: Living with chronic terror in the United States’ insulin crisis by Erin V. Moore

Erin V. Moore , June 14th, 2021

As the United States began closing its borders in March 2020, Americans with diabetes, already under threat from the coronavirus, faced another pandemic hazard: pharmacies were regularly running…


Becoming ‘not ready’: the case of the moving threshold in a dementia prevention trial by Natassia Brenman

Natassia Brenman , October 19th, 2020

In a behavioural testing room of a clinical research facility, a well-dressed, white-haired woman is undergoing a battery of cognitive, neurological, and physiological tests. The facility, flanked by…


Standards and urgency in times of pandemics: hydroxychloroquine as a pharmaceutical and political artefact by Manuel Campinas

Manuel Campinas , September 1st, 2020

Separated by two meters of water from the crowd, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, infected by COVID-19 and wearing his mask, rallied up his supporters, “If by chance your…


Web Roundup: Pharmaceuticals, ‘Pharmascolds,’ and Conflicts of Interest by Katherine Warren

Katherine Warren , September 20th, 2018

Over the past month, a number of researchers, institutions, and pharmaceutical companies have come under pressure for relationships between medical research, clinical treatment, and corporate profits….


Pricing the EpiPen: Drug Prices, Corporate Governance, and the Financialization of Biomedicine by Danya Glabau

Danya Glabau , September 12th, 2016

Why does Mylan’s EpiPen cost so much? That was a question many parents of food allergic children found themselves asking this past August, as a flurry of news…


Web Roundup: Controversy and Commerce by Sara M Bergstresser

Sara M Bergstresser , September 4th, 2016

There have been many controversies about substantial and sudden jumps in pharmaceutical prices, the most memorable/infamous surrounding Martin Shkreli, the [widely despised and thoroughly unrepentant]…


Manufacturing neglect: What happens to drugs once the epidemic has passed? by Jeremy Greene

Jeremy Greene , May 18th, 2016

We like to think that drugs help put an end to disease, although in the aggregate this is seldom the case. However many individual infections and infestations might…