The Pharmaceutical Industry and Dependence in the Third World

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The Pharmaceutical Industry and Dependence in the Third World

By Gary Gereffi
Princeton University Press, 1983
291 pp. $25.00
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Can the steroid hormone industry prove a theory in political economy? Through a complex and most interesting inquiry, Professor Gereffi of Duke University makes a persuasive case that Mexico lost the advantages it once had in this field as the result of multiple dependencies-and some errors on the Mexican side. A broader account of the pharmaceutical industry in the Third World is appended and a good bit of space is given to discussion of theories.

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