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Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Perennial
Publication date February 1, 2008
Pages 334
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780061344763
ISBN-10 0061344761
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.66 lbs.
Original list price $14.99
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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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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780060568528
 
from Harpercollins (October 1, 2004)
9780060568528 | details & prices | 332 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Argues that commercialism has compromised the quality of American medicine and health care overall, citing flaws in clinical study practices and arguing that drug sponsors misrepresent the abilities of products.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780060568535 Book cover for 9780061344763
 
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from Perennial (February 1, 2008)
9780061344763 | details & prices | 334 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.66 lbs | List price $14.99
About: 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.
from Perennial (June 1, 2005)
9780060568535 | details & prices | 334 pages | 5.50 × 7.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $13.95
About: 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.

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