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  1. How to Survive a Plague (2014)

    Director
    David France
    Subject
    Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 110 minutes), £12.99

    Filmmaker David France tracks the efforts made by activist groups ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) to convince the government and the pharmaceutical industry to speed up human trials of experimental...

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  2. Fire in the Blood (2014)

    Director
    Dylan Gray
    Subject
    Medical sciences; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 84 minutes), £6.98

    FIRE IN THE BLOOD tells the story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments aggressively blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs for the countries of Africa and the global south after 1996,...

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  3. Biotechnology in the 21st Century Series (4 Parts) (2010)

    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 4 x 25 minutes), £249.00 (series)

    Biotechnology is revolutionising life in the 21st century, but with every breakthrough comes controversy. Do the benefits of stem cell technology, gene-splicing, and other advances outweigh the risks? Using...

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  4. Victorian Pharmacy (2010)

    Producer
    David Upshal
    Subject
    Chemistry; History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 240 minutes), £6.99

    The Victorians brought healthcare within the reach of ordinary people for the very first time, and heralded a consumer revolution that reached far beyond medicine to create the model for the modern high...

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  5. Money-Driven Medicine (2009)

    Director
    Andrew Fredericks
    Producer
    Alex Gibney
    Subject
    Business studies; Economics; Medical sciences; Politics & government
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 86 minutes), $195.00

    A film exploring the medical-industrial complex and the consequent high cost and poor quality of America’s health care system. It confronts the myths about what’s driving healthcare costs and quality,...

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  6. Drug Trials: The Dark Side (2007)

    Subject
    Medical sciences
    Distribution
    DVD (Region 2 PAL, 50 minutes), £195.00

    Behind every breakthrough drug is a multi-billion dollar research programme. We see the benefits in safe, effective and affordable medicine. But somewhere in the world, a group of patients have had to test...

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  7. Big Bucks, Big Pharma: Marketing Disease and Pushing Drugs (2006)

    Director
    Ronit Ridberg
    Subject
    Business studies; Health Education; Media studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 NTSC, 45 minutes), $250

    Exposes the insidious ways in which the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry uses, manipulates, and in some instances creates illness for capital gain. American media scholars and health...

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  8. Scale Up: Using Penicillin As an Example (1997)

    Producer
    Fiona Jackson
    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 18 minutes), £59.00

    As demand for penicillin has increased over the last half century, it has become necessary to look for ways to produce it in increasingly large quantities. Looks at how penicillin works and how, in the...

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  9. Pharmaceuticals (1994 Video)

    Subject
    Business studies
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 30 min., 2000 sale: £30.00 (+VAT +p&p)

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