Generation RX: Anthropological Research on Pharmaceutical Enhancement, Lifestyle Regulation, Self-Medication and Recreational Drug Use

Gilbert Quintero, Mark Nichter

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

33 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Companion to Medical Anthropology
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781405190022
StatePublished - Jul 14 2011


  • Anthropological examination of PPD misuse -and abuse needs, patterns of self-use
  • Direct attention to social life of prescription psychoactive drugs (PPDs)
  • Edgework and harm reduction -concepts, assisting anthropologists in documenting patterns of PPD use
  • Ethnographic research, called for during -troubled times of economic uncertainty
  • Ethnographies of self-administered legal drugs -in the United States
  • Generation RX, anthropological research on pharmaceutical enhancement -lifestyle regulation self-medication and recreational drug use
  • Recreational drug use of prescription drugs -non-medical use of prescription drugs
  • Role of substances in everyday life -anthropologists, and patterns of substance use/abuse
  • Supply side commodity chain issues -demand for specific classes of drugs

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