A Window into Pharma's Soul
This article was originally published in Scrip
The simple list can be a clear window into a world. Compiling a list does more than merely collect individual items into an order. It shows the individual entities in relation to each other – sometimes, depending on the list, presenting surprises. And it also can open up ways of thinking about the individuals, the group they make up as whole, the issues they face, or the future to which they point. There is an elemental purity distilled in a list.