1. In your opinion, how are politics and policy linked within the context of the U.S. healthcare system?
2. In your opinion, what health programs target the three major components of a national health policy: structural determinants of good health, lifestyle determinants, and socializing and empowering determinants?
3. Discuss the impact of the pharmaceutical industry spending $6.1 billion in 2010 to influence American doctors and another $4 billion on direct-to-consumer advertising. Are there any benefits to industry advertising to the public or is it entirely negative?