Rhetorical Analysis of "Pharmaceutical Innovation: Can We Live Forever? a Commentary on Schnittker and Karandinos"

997 words 4 pages
Rhetorical Analysis: Pharmaceutical Innovation In Joel Lexchin’s article “Pharmaceutical innovation: Can we live forever? A commentary on Schnittker and Karandinos” he addresses the article made by Schnittker and Karandinos about the progression of pharmaceuticals and whether or not we have advanced enough to significantly increase our life expectancy. Lexchin uses a plethora of rhetoric to persuade the reader into believing his argument, mostly relying upon logos, chiefly facts, to appeal to the logical and sensible side of the readers. His argument is not limited to logos though, as there are faint traces of pathos, the longing to live forever, as well as ethos, society’s needs for further advances, to further convince the reader. …show more content…
Word count: 815

Grootendorst, Paul., Piérard, Emmanuelle., and Shim, Minsup. "Life-expectancy gains from pharmaceutical drugs: a critical appraisal of the literature." Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research 9, no. 4 (2009): 353-364.
Guyatt, Gordon H., Devereaux P. J., Lexchin, Joel., Stone, Samuel B., Yalnizyan, Armine., Himmelstein, David.,Woolhandler, Steffie., et al. "A systematic review of studies comparing health outcomes in Canada and the United States." Open Medicine 1, no. 1 (2007): e27.
Lexchin, Joel. "Pharmaceutical innovation: Can we live forever? A commentary on Schnittker and Karandinos." Social Science & Medicine 70, no. 7 (2008): 972-973. The Active Reader: Strategies for academic reading and writing (2012): 396-399.
Lichtenberg, Frank R. Sources of US longevity increase, 1960-1997. No. W8755. National Bureau of Economic Research: (2002).
Mochrie, Morgan., Mochrie, Steve., and Mochrie, Clare. "Pharmaceutical Innovation: Can health and economic goals be met?" Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (July 2008): 1-9
Schnittker, J., & Karandinos, G. (2010). Methuselah’s Medicine: Pharmaceutical innovation and mortality in the United States, 1960-2000. Social Science & Medicine, 70, 961-968

[ 1 ]. J. Schnittker.,


  • The Shallows Rhetorical Analysis
    1304 words | 6 pages
  • Rhetorical Analysis
    882 words | 4 pages
  • Rhetorical Analysis of Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address
    2302 words | 10 pages
  • Rhetorical Analysis "The Story of an Hour"
    1123 words | 5 pages
  • Rhetorical Analysis of Charles Murray
    1313 words | 6 pages
  • Rhetorical Analysis of Abortion Article
    2022 words | 9 pages
  • Rhetorical Analysis of the Cdc Website
    949 words | 4 pages
  • We Can But Dare We
    2041 words | 9 pages
  • In Defense of Darkness Rhetorical Analysis
    1142 words | 5 pages
  • My Rhetorical Analysis: "Why Don't We Complain?"
    993 words | 4 pages