Leonore Tiefer and a dedicated group of folks hosted a recent Selling Sickness conference. They also took the time to gather up a number of important books and make a Booktivism PDF that can be used as a reader’s guide and a bookgroup launching point – including orienting questions. Do check it out, it is a great model and includes Drugs for Life.
Anthropologists and Science & Technology Scholars have been exploring the drug industry as well. For instance, this syllabus by Stefan Ecks on the Anthropology of Pharmaceuticals (2011-12).
on Pharmaceutical Cultures, see the 2012 special issue of Culture, Medicine & Psychiatry written up here in Somatosphere. Also the special issue from 2006 with this editorial by Nate Greenslit and myself.
Check out these books:
Jeremy Greene, Prescribing by Numbers: Drugs and the Definition of Disease
Adriana Petryna, When Experiments Travel: Clinical Trials and the Global Search for Human Subjects
Petrya, Lakoff & Kleinman, Global Pharmaceuticals: Ethics, Markets, Practices
(this is terribly incomplete, but i need to edit it on something other than my ipad)