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Author Li, Jie Jack, author.

Title Blockbuster drugs : the rise and decline of the pharmaceutical industry / Jie Jack Li
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (238 pages) : illustrations
Contents Before the age of blockbuster drugs -- Beginning of an era : the first blockbuster drug, Tagamet -- More blockbuster drugs for ulcers : Prilosec, Nexium, and other proton-pump inhibitors -- Antihistamines as allergy drugs -- Blood thinners : from Heparin to Plavix -- Conquest of pain : analgesics : from morphine to Lyrica -- Reflections
Summary "This book uses the cases of several landmark drugs to discuss the history of the pharmaceutical industry, and discusses what could be next"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-197) and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (ebrary, viewed on October 27, 2014)
Subject Pharmaceutical industry -- History
Drugs -- Design.
Drug development -- United States
Drug Industry -- history
Drug Industry -- trends
Drug Therapy -- history
History, 20th Century
History, 21st Century
Pharmaceutical Preparations -- history
Drug Design
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- General.
Drug development
Drugs -- Design
Pharmaceutical industry
United States.
United States
United States
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199909049