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Our daily meds : how the pharmaceutical companies transformed themselves into slick marketing machines and hooked the nation on prescription drugs

Author: Melody Petersen
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The author shows how corporate salesmanship has triumphed over science inside the biggest pharmaceutical companies and, in turn, how this promotion driven industry has taken over the practice of medicine and is changing American life.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Melody Petersen
ISBN: 9780374228279 0374228272
OCLC Number: 166378206
Notes: "Sarah Crichton books."
Description: 432 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Creating disease --
Midwestern medicine show --
Chemical imbalance --
The early years --
An awakening : the age of the blockbuster --
Ghostwriters and secret studies --
"Neurontin for everything" --
Altered state --
Deadly doses.
Responsibility: Melody Petersen.
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The author shows how corporate salesmanship has triumphed over science inside the biggest pharmaceutical companies and, in turn, how this promotion driven industry has taken over the practice of medicine and is changing American life.

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