Paper $35.95 ISBN: 9780774833851 Published September 2019 For sale in USA only
Cloth $39.95 ISBN: 9780774833844 Published June 2017 For sale in USA only

Health Advocacy, Inc.

How Pharmaceutical Funding Changed the Breast Cancer Movement

Sharon Batt

Health Advocacy, Inc.

Sharon Batt

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

396 pages
Paper $35.95 ISBN: 9780774833851 Published September 2019 For sale in USA only
Cloth $39.95 ISBN: 9780774833844 Published June 2017 For sale in USA only

Health activist, scholar, award-winning journalist, and cancer survivor Sharon Batt investigates the relationship between patient advocacy groups and the pharmaceutical industry as well as the contentious role of pharma funding. Over the past several decades, a gradual reduction in state funding has pressured patient groups into forming private-sector partnerships. This analysis of Canada’s breast cancer movement from 1990 to 2010 shows that the resulting power imbalance undermined the groups’ ability to put patients’ interests ahead of those of the funders. A movement that once encouraged democratic participation in the development of health policy now eerily echoes the demands of the pharmaceutical industry.

Contents

Preface

Introduction: The Secret War among Patient Groups

Part 1: Canada’s Health Care System Transformed – Neoliberalism and the Erosion of the Welfare State

1 Canada’s Health Policy Landscape

2 Health Advocacy Organizations in Canada

Part 2: From Grassroots to Contestation to Partnership – The Breast Cancer Movement and Big Pharma

3 Beginnings of the Breast Cancer Movement

4 Advocacy Redefined

5 The Movement Fractures over Pharma Funding

6 Pharma Funding as the New Norm

7 Advocacy Groups and the Continuing Struggle over the Pharma-Funding Question

Conclusion: The Fight for Medicine’s Soul

Appendix: Organizations and Their Members

Notes

Index

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