Living Pharmaceutical Lives

IntroductionEveryday use of pharmaceuticals in social and interactional contextsReferencesDrugs at work: Implicated in the making of the neoliberal worker 1IntroductionThe socio-political context of neoliberalismThe neoliberal workerMedical neoliberalismPharmaceuticals for common chronic illnesses and conditions in working-aged populationsPharmaceuticals to treat occupational-related stressors and workloads, and to mitigate occupation-specific risksExtending human limits and enhancing productivityDiscussionConclusionNoteReferencesMedication-use narratives on the margins: Managing type 2 diabetes without medical insurance 1IntroductionRoutinisation and meaning-creationMethodology: Medication use narrativesFindings and analysisJudgment: Linearity and stasisLearning the value of health (Just Beginning)Loss of stability (Cycling)The power of food (Cycling)Acceptance: Embodied learning and contemplationFinding pieces to a puzzle (Care of the Self)GenderMedication mistrustMeaning-creation, denial and psychologyNotesReferencesMedicines use for severe asthma: People’s perspectivesIntroductionBackgroundMethodsResultsTheme 1: ‘Severe asthma means to me that you can’t function’ – illness identitiesTheme 2: The consuming effects of severe asthma – illness consequencesTheme 3: ‘Asthma control means saving your life. It’s as simple as that’ – The need for asthma controlDiscussionReferencesPregnancy, urinary tract infections and antibiotics: Prenatal attachment and competing health prioritiesIntroduction and backgroundMethodsFindingsIllness perceptionsConceptualisation of antimicrobial resistancePregnancy as deviation from the normDiscussionPrenatal attachment in competing health prioritiesConclusionReferences‘What the medications do is that lovely four-lettered word – hope’: A phenomenological investigation of older people’s lived experiences of medication use following cancer diagnosisIntroductionMethodsFindingsThe noema (what happened)The noesis (how it happened)DiscussionConclusionsReferencesThe paradox of vaccine hesitancy and refusal: Public health and the moral work of motherhoodIntroductionBackgroundMethodSample selection and recruitmentInterviewsData analysisFindingsInfant body ‘at risk’Immunity/health building practicesMoral work and the ‘Mom Network’DiscussionReferencesThe pharmaceutical imaginary of heart disease: Pleasant futures and problematic present 1Introduction and backgroundHealthy living in the 21st centurySelves and imageries of statinsMethodologyFindingsOptimising the futureBeing (bio)preparedAbduction and the sense of being off-timeConcluding remarksNoteReferencesA shot in the dark?: Ontario girls, informed consent and HPV vaccination 1Introduction and backgroundMethodsFindingsVolitionKnowledge: Human papilloma virusKnowledge: Gardasil vaccination – risks, benefits, alternativesDiscussionConsentVoluntarinessPrivacy and confidentialityInformation provisionHarmConclusionNoteReferencesReflections on the use of antiretroviral treatment among HIV+ men who have sex with men (MSM) in NigeriaIntroductionContext: ART program and same-sex criminalisation in NigeriaMethodologyInitiating and taking ARTBenefits of taking ARTChallenges to taking ART optimallyNature of ARTPatient-related challengesInability to keep to timeForgetfulnessMSM lifestyleSocial/structural level challengesLack of financial capital and sustenanceLiving arrangementsStigma and discrimination in everyday lifeDiscussion and conclusionReferencesOpioid analgesics, stigma, shame and identityIntroductionPatients and medicinesThe role of opioid analgesics in painStigma, shame and identityRecognising opioid analgesic stigma, shame and identityWhat role for opioid analgesics?ConclusionReferencesThe drama of medicines: Narratives of living with postural tachycardia syndromeIntroductionBackgroundTelling stories about medicinesMedication narratives and late modern illness experienceStories about medicines as dramasPostural tachycardia syndromeMethodsStories of living with postural tachycardia syndromeAnalysing medication narrativesFindingsDramas of embodiment: Medicines in the bodyDramas of significationDramas of experimentation: Solving the riddle of illnessDiscussionConclusionReferences(Developing) pharmaceutical solutions to COVID-19: Navigating global tensions around the distribution of therapeutics and vaccinesIntroductionBackgroundSocial inequalities in COVID-19 morbidity and mortalityAnticipated pharmaceutical solutionsTherapeutics for COVID-19VaccinesDiscussionConclusionNotesReferencesIntroductionMedicines’ varied effectsPharmaceutical healthworkMedicine access and medicine use in social and political contextsConclusionReferences
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