Using the examples of Vioxx, Celebrex, cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, and anti-depressants, Overdosed America shows that at the heart of the current crisis in American medicine lies the commercialization of medical knowledge itself.
Drawing on his background in statistics, epidemiology, and health policy, John Abramson, M.D., reveals the ways in which the drug companies have misrepresented statistical evidence, misled doctors, and compromised our health. The good news is that the best scientific evidence shows that reclaiming responsibility for your own health is often far more effective than taking the latest blockbuster drug.
You—and your doctor—will be stunned by this unflinching exposé of American medicine.
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"Guilty Pleas Seen for Drug Maker"; "Merck Says It Will Post the Results of All Drug Trials": As these headlines show, the business of medicine is news. Several forthcoming books (lSep 27 2004 | Read Full Review of Overdosed America: The Broken...
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