Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine
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 exposť of American medicine.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Jeannine504 - LibraryThing
It's hard to believe that this amount of predatory medicine takes place. People who have a good relationship with their doctor will have a hard time with this information - they may not believe it ... Read full review
Amazing!User Review - MirC - Borders
This book is incredibly eye opening to the politics behind drug approvals in the US. Chances everyone will be on at least one medication at some point in his/her life so this is a must read for all American citizens. Read full review