LECTURE 11 - Medical-Industrial Complex & CAM

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Medical-Industrial Complex / Pharmaceutical Industry, and Complementary & Alternative Medicine *Information is taken from Chapter 14 & 15 in Health, Illness, and Medicine in Canada (2008) by J. N. Clarke (and from other sources where indicated) Current Lecture Adapted/Developed by Professor: Dr. Sonia Gulati
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Information is taken from Chapter 14 & 15: Health, Illness, and Medicine in Canada. Clarke 2008 Topics to be Covered Chapter 15 – The Medical-Industrial Complex Medical-industrial complex, which includes different organizations, products and services, and the pharmaceutical industry How pharmaceutical use is affected by the socio-demographic characteristics of users, the style of medical practice, and the involvement of drug sales representatives How the pharmaceutical industry, as one of the more profitable industries in Canada, retains its position through a number of powerful and effective marketing and pricing techniques The problems in the regulation of the drug industry in Canada
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Information is taken from Chapter 14 & 15: Health, Illness, and Medicine in Canada. Clarke 2008 Chapter 14 – Complementary and Alternative Medicine Growth and acceptance of complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) in Canada Allopathic doctors’ views regarding CAM How chiropractic treatment, a major alternative to allopathic medicine, is based on a very different understanding of the nature and cause of disease How naturopathy, a form of holistic health care, provides an alternative system of primary care
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PART 1: THE MEDICAL- INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX & THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY
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The medical-industrial complex is a large and growing network of private and public corporations that provide medical care and medical care products, supplies, and services for a profit. Includes: Nursing homes, home-care services, diagnostic services (including expensive CAT scanners and MRIs), hemodialysis supplies and equipment, pharmaceutical companies, medical tools and technology, and even laundry and food packaging companies that supply hospitals and other health care organizations. The pharmaceutical industry is one of the most important components of the medical-industrial complex. Medical-Industrial Complex Information is taken from Chapter 14 & 15: Health, Illness, and Medicine in Canada. Clarke 2008
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An important website… Canada’s Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies https://www.canadapharma.org/en/about/CorporateInformation.aspx https://www.canadapharma.org/en/about/Membership.aspx Pharmaceutical Companies
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Drugs continue to be the fastest-growing category of health spending in the overall Canadian health system. - Majority of this overall Canadian drug expenditure
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This note was uploaded on 12/18/2011 for the course HSS 3321 B taught by Professor Dr.soniagulati during the Spring '11 term at University of Ottawa.

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