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SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society

by Sarah E Boslaugh SAGE Publications, Inc
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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society 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. With this new encyclopedia, the topic of socioeconomic, business and consumer, and legal and ethical issues of the pharmaceutical industry in contemporary society around the world are addressed.

Key Features:

-800 signed articles, authored by prominent scholars, are arranged A-to-Z and published in a choice of electronic or print formats
-Although arranged A-to-Z, a Reader's Guide in the front matter groups articles by thematic areas
-Front matter also includes a Chronology highlighting significant developments in this field
-All articles conclude with Further Readings and Cross References to related articles
-Back matter includes an annotated Resource Guide to further research, a Glossary, Appendices (e.g., statistics on the amount and types of drugs prescribed, etc.), and a detailed Index
-The Index, Reader’s Guide, and Cross References combine for search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic edition

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society is an authoritative and rigorous source addressing the pharmacology industry and how it influences society, making it a must-have reference for all academic libraries as a source for both students and researchers to utilise.
"The editor and contributors are scholars with academic affiliations. They have created a work with 800 signed alphabetical entries that include bibliographies. The entries cover a wide range of topics that illustrate the breadth of the discipline…This is a unique guide offering a comprehensive overview of one of the world’s major industries. It will be a useful addition to the collections of academic libraries supporting programs in the health sciences, business, and the social sciences."
Sarah E. Boslaugh, Ph.D., M.P.H., has over 20 years of experience in statistical analysis, grant writing, and teaching; her employers and clients have included the New York City Public Schools, Montefiore Medical Center, Saint Louis University, and Washington University School of Medicine. She served as editor-in-chief for the Encyclopedia of Epidemiology (SAGE, 2007), and has published three additional books: An Intermediate Guide to SPSS Programming: Using Syntax for Data Management (SAGE, 2004), Secondary Data Sources for Public Health: A Practical Guide (Cambridge University Press, 2007), and Statistics in a Nutshell (OaReilly, 2nd ed., 2012). Boslaugh received her Ph.D. in measurement and evaluation from the City University of New York Graduate Center and her M.P.H. from Saint Louis University. She is currently a grant writer and journalist for the Center for Sustainable Journalism at Kennesaw State University (Georgia); as a journalist, she specializes in data-based articles and explaining statistical principles to the general public. Her research interests include comparative health care delivery systems, quality of life measurement, and gender and sexuality issues in health care delivery. In her spare time, she reviews films and books for PopMatters ( and Playback St. Louis (