Photo, Print, Drawing "Look at all the research we have to do" / Herblock.
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- "Look at all the research we have to do" / Herblock.
- Editorial cartoon drawing shows a man labeled "Drug Firms" complaining to a man labeled "Price Investigation" about the cost of "all the research" necessary to develop, test, and get approved the drugs that enter the marketplace; shows on the left "Consumer-Reaction Tests" which measure the "Price Difference" and the weight that "All the Traffic Will Bear" crushing a consumer, and on the right, "Doctor-Reaction Tests" that use hypnotism to condition doctors to automatically prescribe brand name drugs.
- Block, Herbert, 1909-2001, artist
Created / Published
- - Pharmaceutical industry--1960-1970
- - Research--1960-1970
- - Physicians--1960-1970
- - Consumers--1960-1970
- - Medicines--1960-1970
- - Consumer protection--1960-1970
- - Price regulation--1960-1970
- - Cost & standard of living--1960-1970
- - Hypnotism--1960-1970
- Editorial cartoons--American--1960-1970.
- Editorial cartoons--American--1960-1970
- - Caption label from exhibit "Herblock Looks at 1967": During Senate hearings into the drug industry's price-gouging tactics, the pharmaceutical industry argued that the costs of research and testing drugs, many of which never made it to market, made it necessary to pass on costs to consumers. Herblock reacted to William F. Haddad's testimony that the inflation was up to 4000% of the costs of manufacturing drugs and that the industry also persuaded doctors that generic alternatives were unsafe. Haddad later received a Pulitzer Prize nomination for his investigative journalism for exposing the wide variation in drug industry pricing.
- - Title from item.
- - Signed "Herblock" on lower left.
- - Inscribed in pencil at top left: 5-16-67.
- - Published in the Washington Post, May 16, 1967.
- - Copyright, 1967, by Herblock.
- - Forms part of: Herbert L. Block collection (Library of Congress).
- - Exhibited: "Herblock Looks at 1967 : Fifty Years Ago in Editorial Cartoons" at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., September 2017 - March 2018.
- 1 drawing : graphite, India ink, and opaque white over graphite underdrawing ; sheet 57.7 x 38.2 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
- BLOCK, no. 6802 (BB size)
- Block, Herbert, 1909-2001. Herbert L. Block collection (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- hlb 06802 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/hlb.06802
Library of Congress Control Number
- LC-DIG-hlb-06802 (digital file from original drawing)
- Publication may be restricted. For information see "Herbert Block ("Herblock") Rights and Restrictions," https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/271_herb.html
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Block, Herbert, Artist. "Look at all the research we have to do" / Herblock. , 1967. 5/16. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2012637171/.
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Block, H. (1967) "Look at all the research we have to do" / Herblock. , 1967. 5/16. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2012637171/.
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Block, Herbert, Artist. "Look at all the research we have to do" / Herblock. 5/16. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2012637171/>.