Social Pharmacology from a Macrosystematic Perspective

  • Romuald K. Schicke


Prior to analyzing systemic aspects of social pharmacology a definition of social pharmacology itself may be indicated. Social pharmacology can be termed a social science which deals with the multifaceted relationships of medicines in society. More specifically it embraces:
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    The manifold relationships between the individual-medicines-and society

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    The role of medicines in a patient-physician relationship

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    The relationship of the physician to medicines

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    The role and position of the pharmaceutical industry

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    The economy and efficacy of the medication system

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    The ensuing information and communication system

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    The behavioral patterns of providers and consumers with respect to medicines



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Romuald K. Schicke
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  1. 1.Medizinische Hochschule HannoverHannover 72Germany

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