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"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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Newsweek Interview: Pfizer's Headache

Pfizer's Headache
Lawsuit charges drugmaker was deceptive about Neurontin.
Mary Carmichael
NEWSWEEK, Oct 8, 2008
In the meantime, Abramson—who wrote about many similar cases in the 2004 book "Overdosed America"—said in an interview that the new charges are just one more example of corruption in the pharmaceutical industry. "There was just a wanton manipulation of what physicians believed to be true," he said. "Physicians have to be able trust certain sources. They can't analyze all the data on all the drugs they prescribe themselves; if they did, the medical system would grind to a halt. So the question is, how do doctors typically receive knowledge? Pfizer knew how that happens—through articles, through continuing medical education, through reviews. And they knew how to jam those airwaves."