How decisions are made to use medicines - Consumer beliefs about pharmaceutical drugs: popularity and scepticism
- At: 2007 FIP Congress in Beijing (China)
- Type: Presentation
- By: VAN DER GEEST, Sjaak (University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Pharmaceutical anthropology studies medicines in their social and cultural context: their production, their sale, distribution and prescription, their consumption and the beliefs about them, professional as well as â€˜lay.â€™ It also explores the impact of that context on the use and efficacy of drugs. This presentation will contrast and discuss.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.