Pharmocracy: Value, Politics, and Knowledge in Global Biomedicine
Speculative Values: Pharmaceutical Crisis and Financialized Capital
Chapter 1 explains the nature of speculative, financialized, multinational pharmaceutical capital. It focuses primarily on the logics that drive the Euro-American, R&D-driven pharmaceutical industry, to argue how an industry that is captured by capital is one that, structurally and constitutively, comes to be in crisis. I show how this crisis extends globally, implicating other national industries as well as consumers and patients in both the First World and the Third.