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The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It

Marcia Angell
Format
Book
Published
New York : Random House, c2004.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
ISBN
0375508465 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Contents
  • Introduction : Drugs are different
  • 1. The $200 billion colossus
  • 2. The creation of a new drug
  • 3. How much does the pharmaceutical industry really spend on R & D?
  • 4. Just how innovative is this industry?
  • 5. "Me-too" drugs : the main business of the pharmaceutical industry
  • 6. How good are new drugs?
  • 7. The hard sell : lures, bribes, and kickbacks
  • 8. Marketing masquerading as education
  • 9. Marketing masquerading as research
  • 10. Patent games : stretching out monopolies
  • 11. Buying influence : how the industry makes sure it gets its way
  • 12. Is the party over?
  • 13. How to save the pharmaceutical industry - and get our money's worth
  • Afterword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Index.
Description
xx, 305 p. ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local Notes
Copy 2 This item is part of a special collection: The Kerr White Health Care Collection. For access to this collection, please go to Historical Collections.
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