Our Daily Meds

Our Daily Meds

How the Pharmaceutical Companies Transformed Themselves Into Slick Marketing Machines and Hooked the Nation on Prescription Drugs

Book - 2009
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An "angrily illuminating" ( The New York Times ) exposé of Big Pharma's corrupting influence in America today

In the last thirty years, pharmaceutical companies have seized control of American medicine by putting their marketers in charge. They invent diseases in order to sell the pills that "cure" them. They sway doctors by giving them resort vacatopms, gourmet meals, and fistfuls of cash. They advertise prescription drugs at NASCAR races, on subways, and even in churches. Medicines can save lives, but the relentless promotion of these products has come at tremendous cost. Prescription pills taken as directed are estimated to kill one American every five minutes. More Americans are addicted to medications than cocaine. And roads have become less safe as the over-medicated take to the wheel. In Our Daily Meds , journalist Melody Petersen connects the dots to show how subtle, far-reaching, and dangerous Big Pharma's powers have become.

Publisher: New York : Picador USA, 2009, c2008.
ISBN: 9780312428259
Characteristics: 432 p. ;,21 cm.


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Jul 23, 2013

"Drug companies have institutionalized deception.." An important book to read, giving the growing number of mortal cases which the pharmaceutical industry is responsible for, and giving the growing number of questions surrounding the health insurance reform passed during the Obama Administration, will it make it better or worse?

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