Medicines and Society: Patients, Professionals and the Dominance of Pharmaceuticals

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Macmillan Education UK, May 9, 2008 - Political Science - 256 pages
Britten places medicines in their social context, and considers the range of influences on prescribing and the sociology of health and illness. Exploring issues such as 'the meaning of medicines' and 'alternative treatments', the book provides important reading for students across a range of disciplines interested in medicines and society.

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NICKY BRITTEN is Professor in Applied Healthcare Research at the Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, UK.

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