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Excepting only the money allocated for treatment of water supplies, 90 percent of
all funds earmarked for health in developing countries is spent not for sanitation
but for treatment of the sick. From 70 percent to 80 percent of the entire public ...
Drug prices are controlled and manipulated: the same bottle that sells for two
dollars in Chicago or Geneva where it is produced, but where it faces competition
, sells for twelve dollars in a poor country where it does not.113 The markup, ...
The life expectancy of young adults is still increasing in some poorer countries.
But in rich countries the life expectancy of those between fifteen and forty-five has
tended to stabilize because accidents143 and the new diseases of civilization kill
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The most explosive, uncompromising, thoroughly researched attack on the gravest health hazard we face today: our medical system. In this landmark book, one of the most brilliant social critics of our ... Read full review
The Medicalization of Life
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