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Overdo$ed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine

John Abramson
Format
Book
Published
New York : HarperCollins, c2004.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
Variant Title
Overdosed America
ISBN
0060568526
Summary
This book explains how the pharmaceutical companies distort medical knowledge, mislead doctors, and compromise the health of patients.
Contents
  • A family doctor's journey of discovery
  • Medicine in transition: caring for patients at the crossroads
  • Spinning the evidence: even the most respected medical journals are not immune
  • False and misleading: the misrepresentation of Celebrex and Vioxx
  • The myth of excellence
  • A case in point: the saga of hormone replacement therapy
  • The commercialization of American medicine
  • American medicine's perfect storm: a brief history
  • The commercial takeover of medical knowledge
  • The snake and the staff: duping the doctors
  • A smoking gun: the 2001 cholesterol guidelines
  • Direct-to-consumer: advertising, public relations, and the medical news
  • Follow the money: supply-side medical care
  • Taking back our health
  • The knee in room 8: beyond the limits of biomedicine
  • From osteoporosis to heart disease: what the research really shows about staying healthy
  • Healing our ailing health care system, or how to save $500 billion a year while improving Americans' health.
Description
xviii, 332 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-310) 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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