Pharmaceutical Meaning-Making Beyond Marketing: Racialized Subjects of Generic Thiazide

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In contrast to discussions of BiDil, this paper explores racial meaning-making processes around an old generic hypertension drug. By unpacking a vignette about race and thiazide outside marketing or medicine, it shows that racialization of drugs exceeds those spheres and moves in unpredictable ways.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Assistant Professor of Science, Technology and Culture in the Department of Literature, Communication and Culture at Georgia Tech.

Publication date: September 1, 2008

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