New article: "Managing uncertainty in medicine quality in Ghana"
Posted: 02 Jul 2019

Where regulation is weak, medicine transactions can be characterised by uncertainty over the drug quality and efficacy, with buyers shouldering the greater burden of risk in exchanges that are typically asymmetric. Drawing on in-depth interviews (N = 220) and observations of medicine transactions, plus interviews with regulators (N = 20), the authors explore how people in Ghana negotiate this uncertainty and come to trust a medicine enough to purchase or ingest it.

This new article co-authored by Professor Heather Hamill is now available via Open Access.

Heather Hamill is Associate Professor in Sociology, Fellow of St Cross College