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

American Medical Association, Allan S. Detsky

This book (or one like it) should be required reading for all medical students and doctors, who should be well informed about the potential for bias introduced by the conflicts of interest Abramson delineates. The book may also help patients if it turns the tide against a system that "leads patients to demand that a doctor prescribe a drug that provides no better relief and causes significantly more serious side effects" (p 36) at a substantially higher price and teaches people to understand what the phrase "ask your doctor" really means.