The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society, 1st Edition

  • Sarah E. Boslaugh
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1483349993
  • ISBN-13: 9781483349992
  • DDC: 615.103
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 2000 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released March 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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This book explores the social and policy sides of the pharmaceutical industry and its pervasive influence in society. While many technical STM works explore the chemistry and biology of pharmacology and an equally large number of clinically oriented works focus on use of illegal drugs, substance abuse, and treatment, there is virtually nothing on the immensely huge business (“Big Pharma”) of creating, selling, consuming, and regulating legal drugs.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Sage 50 Years.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Entries.
Reader’s Guide.
About the Editor.
1: Abbott Laboratories.
2: Abuse of Prescription Drugs.
3: Access to Essential Medicines as a Human Right: History.
4: Access to Medicines Developing World.
5: Access to Medicines Industrialized World.
6: Acetaminophen Overdose Risk.
7: Actavis.
8: Addiction to Prescription Drugs.
9: ADHD Drugs.
10: Adherence to Prescription Directions.
11: Adjudicated Claims Data.
12: Adolescents.
13: Adverse Drug Events Reporting Systems.
14: Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR) and Adverse Events AE.
15: Advertising to Doctors.
16: Advertising to Patients.
17: African Americans.
18: AIDS/HIV Drugs.
19: Alcohol Cessation Drugs.
20: Allergan.
21: Aloe Vera Herbal Medicine.
22: American Board of Clinical Pharmacology.
23: American College of Clinical Pharmacy.
24: American Pharmacists Association.
25: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
26: Amgen.
27: Amphetamines.
28: Anabolic Steroids Sport.
29: Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System Who.
30: Animal Testing.
31: Antiaging Medicines.
32: Antianxiety Drugs.
33: Antiasthma Drugs.
34: Antibiotic Revolution, The.
35: Antibiotic/Antimicrobial Resistance.
36: Antibiotics.
37: Anticaries Drugs.
38: Anticholesterol Drugs.
39: Anticoagulants.
40: Anticonvulsant Drugs.
41: Antidepressants.
42: Antidiabetic Medications.
43: Anti-Doping Convention, Council of Europe.
44: Antihistamines.
45: Antihypertensive Drugs.
46: Anti-Inflammatory Drugs.
47: Antimalarials.
48: Antiparasitic Drugs.
49: Antipsychiatry Movement.
50: Antipsychotics.
51: Antipyretic Drugs.
52: Appetite Depressants and Stimulants.
53: Arts: Prescription Drugs and Creativity.
54: Asian Americans.
55: Aspirin.
56: Astellas Pharma.
57: Astemizole (Hismanal) Controversy.
58: AstraZeneca.
59: Athletes.
60: Australia.
61: Austria.
62: Autism and Vaccines.
63: Ayurvedic Medicine.
64: BALCO Scandal.
65: Baseball and Performance-Enhancing Drugs.
66: Bath Salts Synthetic Cathinones.
67: Baxter International.
68: Bayer.
69: Behavioral Pharmacology and Substance Abuse.
70: Belgium.
71: Belladonna Traditional Medicine/Poison.
72: Beta-Blockers Sport.
73: Biogen Idec.
74: Biological Passport Sport.
75: Blood Doping.
76: Boehringer Ingelheim.
77: Boxing and Performance-Enhancing Drugs.
78: British Pharmacological Society, The.
79: Canada.
80: Canada: Variation in Prescription Drug Benefits by Province/Territory.
81: Canadian Provincial Databases.
82: Canadian Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
83: Cancer, Drug Treatments for.
84: Canon of Medicine, The Avicenna.
85: Cardiovascular Drugs.
86: Cardiovascular Pharmacology.
87: Celgene.
88: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
89: Central Nervous System Depressants and Stimulants.
90: Cerivastatin (Baycol, Lipobay) Controversy.
91: Chamomile Herbal Medicine.
92: Chemical Fertilizers: Human Health Effects.
93: Chemoprevention.
94: Children.
95: Chili Capsaicin.
96: China.
97: Classical Pharmacology.
98: Clinical Field Studies.
99: Clinical Pharmacology.
100: Clinical Pharmacology: Developing Countries.
101: Clinical Pharmacology: Industrialized Countries.
102: Clinical Trials.
103: Clinical Trials, History of.
104: Club Drugs.
105: Cocaine.
106: Cognitive Enhancers.
107: Colombia.
108: Common Rule, The.
109: Comparative Effectiveness Research.
110: Comprehensive Methamphetamine Control Act 1996.
111: Computer-Aided Drug Design.
112: Conscience Clause.
113: Controlled Substances Act.
114: Cosmetic Pharmacology.
115: Costa Rica.
116: Cost-Effectiveness Research.
117: Counterfeit Drugs/Medicines.
118: Cuban Society for Pharmacology.
119: Curandero.
120: Cycling and Performance-Enhancing Drugs.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Sarah E. Boslaugh

Sarah Boslaugh, Ph.D. has more than 20 years of experience working in data management and statistical analysis. She has worked as an SPSS programmer in many different settings in the public and private spheres, including academia, health care, government, and the insurance industry. Dr. Boslaugh received her Ph.D. in research methods and evaluation from the City University of New York and is currently a Senior Statistical Data Analyst at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Her research interests include multilevel modeling, geographic information systems, and measurement theory.