• Happy Pills in America: From Miltown to Prozac (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009)

  • White Market Drugs: Addictive Pharmaceuticals and American Drug Policy (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming 2020)


  • Scott Podolsky, David Herzberg, and Jeremy Greene, “Preying on Prescribers (and Their Patients): Pharmaceutical Marketing, Iatrogenic Epidemics, and the Sackler Legacy,” New England Journal of Medicine, April 10, 2019, 1-3 link

  • “Entitled to Addiction? Race and pharmaceuticals in America’s first drug war,” Bulletin of the History of Medicine 91 (Fall 2017), 586-623- winner J. Worth Estes Prize 2018 link

  • with Nancy D. Campbell, "Gender and Critical Drug Studies: An Introduction and an Invitation," Contemporary Drug Problems 44(4), November 16, 2017 and Social History of Alcohol and Drugs 31, 2017 link

  • with Honoria Guarino, Pedro Mateu-Gelabert, and Alex S. Bennett, "Recurring Epidemics of Pharmaceutical Drug Abuse in America: Time for an All-Drug Strategy," American Journal of Public Health, March 2016: 408-10 link

  • "Pills" in Rethinking Therapeutic Culture, eds. Timothy Aubrey and Trysh Travis (University of Chicago Press, 2015)

  • "Busted for Blockbusters: 'Scrip Mills' and Prescribing Power in the 1970s," in Jeremy Greene and Elizabeth Segal Watkins, eds., Prescribed: Writing, Filling, Using, and Abusing the Prescription in Modern America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012).

  • "Blockbusters and Controlled Substances: Miltown, Quaalude, and Consumer Demand for Drugs in Postwar America," Cambridge Studies in the History and Philosophy of the Biological Sciences 42(4), December 2011: 415-26.

  • with Jeremy Greene, "Hidden in Plain Sight: The Popular Promotion of Prescription Drugs in the 20th  Century," American Journal of Public Health (May 2010): 793-803- winner article of year AJPH 2011 link

  • "'Will Wonder Drugs Never Cease!': A Prehistory of Direct-to-Consumer Advertising," Pharmacy in History 51(2), 2009, p. 47-56

  • "'The Pill You Love Can Turn On You': Feminism, Tranquilizers, and the Valium Panic of the 1970s." American Quarterly (March 2006): 79-103.

  • "Thinking Through War: The Social Thought of Richard T. Ely, John R. Commons, and Edward A. Ross during the First World War." Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences 37 (Spring 2001): 123-41.


  • review of Keith Wailoo, Pain: A Political History and Joanna Bourke, The Story of Pain: From Prayer to Painkillers; Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 71:2 (2016): 242-6

  • review of Nassir Ghaemi, Drugs, Diagnosis, and Despair in the Modern World; Bulletin of the History of Medicine 89:3 (Fall 2015), 628-9

  • review of Alan Horwitz, Anxiety: A Brief History; Social History of Medicine 27:4 (2014): 839-40.

  • review of Gaudilliere and Hess, eds., Ways of Regulating Drugs in the 19th and 20th Centuries; Bulletin of the History of Medicine 88:2 (2014): 390-2.


  • "Medical advertising," in Hugh Slotten, ed., Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology in America (2014).

  • "Consumer Culture [anchor essay]," in Joan Shelley Rubin and Scott Casper, eds., Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History (2013) and Melvyn Dubofsky, ed., Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History (2013)

  • review of Howard Padwa, Social Poison: The Cultures and Politics of Opiate Control in Britain and France, 1821-1926; Medical History 57:4 (2013): 602-4.

  • review of Dominique Tobbell, Pills, Power, and Policy: The Struggle for Drug Reform in Cold War American and Its ConsequencesAmerican Historical Review 117 (2012): 1621-2

  • review of Laura Hirshbein, American MelancholySocial History of Medicine, April 2011, p. 183-185.

  • review of James Colgrove, State of ImmunityHistorian, Fall 2008, p. 530-531

  • review of Jonathan Engel, Poor People's MedicineReviews in American History, March 2007, p. 140-145

  • review essay of Jonathan Metzl, Prozac on the Couch and Curtis Marez, Drug WarsAmerican Quarterly, December 2005, p. 1231-1241

  • review of William White, Slaying the DragonBulletin of the History of Medicine, Summer 2002: 411-12