By Jacky Law
Final 12 months the pharmaceutical had revenues in far more than $300 billion. essentially a method or one other all of us pay — no matter if we purchase the medication without delay or via taxation. yet is it much less transparent that we're getting worth for funds? in a single of the 1st self sufficient investigations of the fashionable healthcare procedure, Jacky legislation indicates how a small variety of agencies have come to dominate the healthcare time table in Britain and the US. She finds a method within which the relentless pursuit of revenue is crowding out the general public strong. powerful regulators are below excessive strain from company lobbies, and firms spend extra money on advertising than they spend on learn and improvement. in the meantime the price of new medicines rises relentlessly whereas the variety of unique new items declines. All isn't good with glossy drugs. In what's either a prognosis and a process remedy, the writer unearths an international the place industry issues, no longer scientific want, are choosing the learn time table. She issues to a destiny the place the general public and the clinical career once more have a voice within the type of healthcare we need — and the healthcare we pay for.
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The other type of origin story was known to those I spoke with. There are many variants, telling how a hunter came into a clearing where he met strange beings, described by some as very small, while others say they are five or six times human size. They had peculiar red or black faces, caused sicknesses of particular sorts, and taught human beings how to cure these sicknesses with masks representing them, by burning tobacco to them and blowing wood ashes on the affected part of 42 The Power cf Symbols the patient.
Certain aspects of its original intent, however, appear to have undergone modification or otherwise were lost to general consciousness. The degree of formality with which the ritual drama is regarded has certainly been modified. Despite an increasing informality relative to the observance of the custom, ritual drama appears to have retained its fundamental structural and symbolic character. For this reason the nalujut ritual provides an interesting focal point in a study of culture change among the Inuit of Labrador.
Halpert (1969) has proposed a typology of mumming and associated Christmas-time ritual activities that is based heavily, though not exclusively, on Newfoundland data. Several elemental categories of behaviour found within his descriptive classification appear similarly in the nalujut tradition. These include: formalized house visits; masked inquisitors and/or bogey figures (similar to certain European folk traditions, especially German, Dutch and Austrian, involving appearances by St. Nicholas or Black Peter in the role of visitor/inquisitor); and, outdoor processions, occasionally attended by rough-housing of either benign or threatening disposition (Halpert 1969:36,43).