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|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|