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trust in the Aztec curer; and the leaflet has been replaced by one standard note
which says "on prescription." The fiction which is meant to exorcise the drug by
medicalizing it in fact only confounds the buyer. The warning to consult a doctor ...
105 John M. Firestone, Trends in Prescription Drug Prices (Washington, D.C.:
Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1970). Drug expenditures account
for only about 10% of health expenditures. The moderate rise in the cost of each
prescription and nonprescription drugs by category, 1962-71; breakdown by
sales dollar estimated in 1968 for 17 leading pharmaceutical houses;
introduction of new drugs, combinations, and dosage forms, 1958-72. Also
identifies 8 classes ...
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The Medicalization of Life
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