The Racial Pharmacology of Prescription Drugs
The chapter investigates the use of race and metabolic syndrome in biomedical research on the use of statins and antipsychotics among African Americans and develop the metaphor of killer applications to examine how prescription drugs operate in the politics of metabolism. I argue that the search for killer applications, an industry term for superior market-dominant technologies, has transformed the ways that pharmaceutical corporations create and scientists study prescription drugs, metabolism, and race.
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