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

Move to switch statins to non-prescription in US

"Dr Abramson thinks the focus on lowering cholesterol levels is distracting us from more effective interventions: "Statin therapy can clearly benefit people at very high risk, like those who already have heart disease. But studies repeatedly show that most people who do not already have heart disease derive greater protection from regular exercise, a healthy diet, and not smoking than from taking a statinĂ¢€”though the two approaches are not necessarily mutually exclusive." (British Medical Journal: 2004;329:704)