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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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Prescription medications for healthy people, MPR News

Prescription medications for healthy people
Broadcast: Midmorning, 04/08/2010, 10:06 a.m.

The Food and Drug Administration's decision to approve the expanded use of the cholesterol-lowering drug Crestor is being hailed by some cardiologists, but critics say they're concerned about promoting medications for healthy people.

* Steven Nissen, MD: Chairman of the department of Cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic.
* John Abramson, MD: Clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School and author of "Overdosed America."