In the Headlines: Big Pharma: The Money Behind the Pills, 1st Edition

  • Published By: New York Times Educational Pub
  • ISBN-10: 1642822078
  • ISBN-13: 9781642822076
  • DDC: 338.476151
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released November 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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To many Americans, the term big pharma evokes thoughts of greedy organizations that put profits ahead of people's health. It's difficult to put a price tag on drugs that improve or save lives. It's even harder to stomach the thought of being unable to afford medicines when we may need them most. With the price of pills reaching an all-time high, we are looking for justifications and turning to our government for solutions. The articles in this collection provide valuable coverage and insights into the practices of drug manufacturers, the driving forces behind the costs we face today, and what, if anything, can be done to satiate the hunger of big pharma. Media literacy questions and terms will engage readers beyond the text and aid them in considering the many facets of this complicated issue.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Big Pharma’s New Deal: Acquisition and Little Innovation.
2: Monopolies and Exclusivity Drive Price Spikes.
3: Disease Branding and the Profusion of Diagnoses.
4: The Money Behind Epidemics: Preventing, Treating and Healing.
5: The Trump Administration vs. Big Pharma.
Media Literacy Terms.
Media Literacy Questions.