skip to content
Overdo$ed America : the broken promise of American medicine Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Overdo$ed America : the broken promise of American medicine

Author: John Abramson
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : P.S. edView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
This book explains how the pharmaceutical companies distort medical knowledge, mislead doctors, and compromise the health of patients.
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Abramson
ISBN: 9780061344763 0061344761
OCLC Number: 232640458
Notes: "First Harper Perennial ed. published 2005"--Title page verso.
A hardcover ed. of this book was published in 2004 by Harper Collins Publishers.
"P.S. Read exclusive extras including: interviews, features, if you loved this ..., and more inside."--Back cover.
Description: xxii, 334, 16 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: A family doctor's journey of discovery --
Medicine in transition: caring for patients at the crossroads --
Spinning the evidence: even the most respected medical journals are not immune --
False and misleading: the misrepresentation of Celebrex and Vioxx --
The myth of excellence --
A case in point: the saga of hormone replacement therapy --
The commercialization of American medicine --
American medicine's perfect storm: a brief history --
The commercial takeover of medical knowledge --
The snake and the staff: duping the doctors --
A smoking gun: the 2001 cholesterol guidelines --
Direct-to-consumer: advertising, public relations, and the medical news --
Follow the money: supply-side medical care --
Taking back our health --
The knee in room 8: beyond the limits of biomedicine --
From osteoporosis to heart disease: what the research really shows about staying healthy --
Healing our ailing health care system, or how to save $500 billion a year while improving Americans' health.
Other Titles: Overdosed America
Responsibility: John Abramson.

Abstract:

This book explains how the pharmaceutical companies distort medical knowledge, mislead doctors, and compromise the health of patients.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/232640458> # Overdo$ed America : the broken promise of American medicine
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "232640458" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008108871> ; # Pharmaceutical industry--United States
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1014893> ; # Medicine
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/610.973/e22/> ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1060129> ; # Pharmaceutical industry
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85082887> ; # Medical care--United States
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1013753> ; # Medical care
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> ; # United States.
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh86006447> ; # Medicine--United States
   schema:alternateName "Overdosed America" ;
   schema:bookEdition "P.S. ed." ;
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/14422244#Person/abramson_john> ; # John Abramson
   schema:datePublished "2008" ;
   schema:description "This book explains how the pharmaceutical companies distort medical knowledge, mislead doctors, and compromise the health of patients."@en ;
   schema:description "A family doctor's journey of discovery -- Medicine in transition: caring for patients at the crossroads -- Spinning the evidence: even the most respected medical journals are not immune -- False and misleading: the misrepresentation of Celebrex and Vioxx -- The myth of excellence -- A case in point: the saga of hormone replacement therapy -- The commercialization of American medicine -- American medicine's perfect storm: a brief history -- The commercial takeover of medical knowledge -- The snake and the staff: duping the doctors -- A smoking gun: the 2001 cholesterol guidelines -- Direct-to-consumer: advertising, public relations, and the medical news -- Follow the money: supply-side medical care -- Taking back our health -- The knee in room 8: beyond the limits of biomedicine -- From osteoporosis to heart disease: what the research really shows about staying healthy -- Healing our ailing health care system, or how to save $500 billion a year while improving Americans' health."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/14422244> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Overdo$ed America : the broken promise of American medicine"@en ;
   schema:productID "232640458" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/232640458#PublicationEvent/new_york_harper_perennial_2008> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/14422244#Agent/harper_perennial> ; # Harper Perennial
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780061344763> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/232640458> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/14422244#Agent/harper_perennial> # Harper Perennial
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Harper Perennial" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/14422244#Person/abramson_john> # John Abramson
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Abramson" ;
   schema:givenName "John" ;
   schema:name "John Abramson" ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008108871> # Pharmaceutical industry--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Pharmaceutical industry--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85082887> # Medical care--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Medical care--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh86006447> # Medicine--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Medicine--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1013753> # Medical care
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Medical care"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1014893> # Medicine
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Medicine"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1060129> # Pharmaceutical industry
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Pharmaceutical industry"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> # United States.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "United States." ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780061344763>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0061344761" ;
   schema:isbn "9780061344763" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.