Overdosed America Paperback Edition Available

"Some of the nation's worst drug dealers aren't peddling on the street corners, they're occupying corporate suites. Overdosed America reveals the greed and corruption that drive health care costs skyward and now threatens the public health. Before you see a doctor, you should read this book." - Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation

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Excerpts: Introduction | Chapter 13 | Chapter 14

WBUR: On Point: "Cholesterol Nation"

Dr. Abramson comes into the show at 22 minutes, 50 seconds to rebut the latest recommendations to lower the threshold for starting cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, making the point that there is no evidence that the drugs help women of any age or men over 70 who do not already have heart disease. Listen to the response of the lead author of the recommendations.