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

The Courage to do the Right Thing

In the middle of reading your book, I just declined a many-thousand dollar contract writing for the president of an extremely large pharmaceutical company. Frankly, I appreciate your helping me have the courage to do the right thing.

Ten years ago, I published "Cultures of Healing: Correcting the Image of American Mental Health Care" (W.H. Freeman), and I’ve recently started a new project expanding the perspective of that work to healthcare in general. Consequently, I know the literature criticizing the pharmaceutical companies extremely well. Your book, rivaled only by Jerry Avorn’s, seems to me the most trenchant of the lot. Thanks for writing it.

Bob Fancher

"Lead us not into temptation..." In this topsy turvey world, it can be difficult to make the choices that stand the test of time.
Congrats to you,
John Abramson MD