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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2012) 6 (3): 379–399.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Kimberly Kelly; Mark Nichter Next to the United States, Japan is the second-largest pharmaceutical market in the world in terms of expenditures. However, the regulatory issues and long clinical testing and approval time for drugs to be marketed in Japan continue to be stumbling blocks for foreign...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2014) 8 (1): 57–79.
Published: 01 March 2014
... at stake in many a controversy and public debate on intellectual property, therapeutic evaluation methods, the procedures governing access to drugs, market regulation, iatrogenic risk prevention, and adverse effects. This technoscientific sector is so greatly affected by the current tensions in the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 August 2014) 8 (4): 391–415.
Published: 01 August 2014
... information is used to evaluate patent applications for polyherbal drug formulation protection, thus creating a new jurisprudence about the boundaries between the protection and the appropriation of traditional medical knowledge. 14 7 2013 31 3 2014 © Ministry of Science and Technology...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2009) 3 (2-3): 257–285.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Laurence Monnais In the decade between 1935 and 1945, the discovery and diffusion of sulfonamides, commonly known as sulfa drugs, new medicines capable of controlling bacterial infections, launched a true therapeutic revolution. Predating antibiotics, these “first miracle drugs” to quote the title...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2015) 9 (3): 311–314.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Krista Sigurdson Dumit Joseph , Drugs for Life: How Pharmaceutical Companies Define Our Health Durham, NC : Duke University Press , 2012 . 280 pp . $23.95 paperback, $84.95 cloth © Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan 2015 What Joseph Dumit calls “drugs for life” is...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2016) 10 (3): 291–313.
Published: 01 September 2016
... considerations shape the emerging “Hong Kong's bioscience dream.” Using the recent discovery of a new recombinant anticancer drug, pegylated human recombinant arginase (BCT-100), as a case in point, I explore how biotech research and applications are marketed and interpreted in relation to Hong Kong's unique...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2013) 7 (2): 261–281.
Published: 01 June 2013
... study of diabetes. By exploring three planes of the adiponectin research (genetics, epidemiology, and drug discovery), the analysis of this case study suggests that genes and populations, publics and scientists, cardiovascular disease and diabetes are not static objects of medicine but rather interfere...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2008) 2 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Melinda Cooper The State Food and Drug Administration of China has reported a dramatic increase in multicentre, multinational clinical trials over the past several years. This is in keeping with a growing trend towards the off-shore outsourcing of clinical trials from North America and Western...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2009) 3 (1): 51–72.
Published: 01 March 2009
... unstable status, what I term “the voice on the bridge,” in this process. Bridging emerged as a technical concept for evaluating pharmaceutical drugs' possible differential ethnic effects. But it also reflects the ambiguous reality of a world in which each state is an islet connected to others by imaginary...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2012) 6 (1): 101–125.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Timothy Yang This article examines Hoshi Pharmaceuticals' attempt to cultivate cinchona, the raw material for the antimalarial drug quinine, in the mountains of Taiwan during the 1930s and 1940s. Hoshi Hajime, the founder and president of the company, pitched a “humanitarian” vision of quinine self...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 November 2012) 6 (4): 453–464.
Published: 01 November 2012
... theoretical approach based on Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's notion of assemblages, which differs significantly from Latourian actor network theory. The concept's analytic advantages are illustrated by a case study of Taiwan's campaign to stem HIV transmission among injection drug users. It is hoped that...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2013) 7 (1): 7–33.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Masato Fukushima This article analyzes the emergent new discipline known as chemical biology as part of the rapidly developing postgenomic research agenda. Despite chemical biology's academic as well as political significance in terms of its expected contribution to drug discovery, the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 551–554.
Published: 01 December 2018
... standpoint of drug companies, this moment marks a turning away from the search for blockbuster drugs, such as penicillin, that can treat everyone suffering from the same illness to what might be called a narrow-cast approach that seeks to produce medicines targeted at affected populations defined around...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2016) 10 (3): 329–332.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of both general and clinical labor, and spares commercial enterprises from managing them (32). As a multisite study, this book also maps the geographical configuration of the reproductive industry and drug trials by outlining how ideas and practices from the global North migrate to, and are...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2011) 5 (3): 429–432.
Published: 01 September 2011
... presence in an STS journal, as the book is concerned more with subjects who bear the stigmata of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and illegal drug use in a marginalized ethnic society than with the objects, knowledge, and (infra)structures that are dubbed...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2016) 10 (1): 101–104.
Published: 01 March 2016
...-volume production of synthetic biomedical drugs” (63). Some of the more problematic consequences have so far been largely evaded. Tsothal , the substance that forms the basis of several of the most valued medicines (the so-called Precious Pills or rinchen rilbu ), is made from poisonous mercury...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 August 2014) 8 (4): 417–437.
Published: 01 August 2014
... the shadows of secrecy in which folk practitioners would cloak their medicines and methods. “Secret recipes” ( mifang 秘方) for drug combinations and previously unregistered local botanicals are seen as prime candidates for salvaging, perhaps because as discrete objects they might be relatively easy to...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2010) 4 (3): 367–382.
Published: 01 September 2010
...-style medicines in the late 1960s, lending them a veneer of modernity during a period of intense modernization, industrialization, and economic development. 1 1 There is no point in denying that the colonial period coincided with modernization of herbal medicine: many new drugs were introduced...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2013) 7 (1): 69–85.
Published: 01 March 2013
... populations not only to create patents but also to provide answers to causes of illnesses and discover diverse solutions to problems of life and living in their home region. In other words, scientific entrepreneurialism need not be limited to spinning out new drugs (not an easy or fast enterprise) but...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2010) 4 (2): 363–366.
Published: 01 June 2010
... convention of indigenous medicine. Mediated through Japanese imperialism, the unprecedented demand for a transformation of medical policy, institutions, and markets profoundly affected the lives and careers of Korean doctors, patients, drug sellers, and intellectuals. Previous scholarship has already...