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Autore: Sylvia Engdahl
Editore: Detroit : Greenhaven Press/Gale Cengage Learning, ©2008.
Serie: Current controversies.
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Authors debate issues on prescription drugs from the safety and effectiveness of prescription drugs to the promotion and marketing of new products to the cost of prescription medications.

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Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Prescription drugs.
Detroit : Greenhaven Press/Gale Cengage Learning, ©2008
Tipo materiale: Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Sylvia Engdahl
ISBN: 9780737739626 0737739622 9780737739633 0737739630
Numero OCLC: 192079717
Descrizione: 246 pages ; 24 cm.
Contenuti: Is too little attention given to the safety of prescription drugs? Yes : Problems often show up after a prescription drug is on the market. Off-label prescription of drugs can lead to adverse effects / Hazel Muir --
Some prescription drugs on the market are unsafe / Consumer reports --
Prescription drugs can cause serious harm when risks are ignored / Susan Kelleher --
Post-marketing study of prescription drugs is not adequate / David J. Graham --
No : Too much caution deprives patients of prescription drugs they need. Excessive caution in drug approval causes more harm than it prevents / Scott Gottlieb --
Panic over prescription-drug risks leads people to stop taking needed medication / Irene S. Levine --
Safety concerns about prescription drugs are exaggerated and will result in higher prices / Henry I. Miller --
Lengthy approval process for prescription drugs costs lives / Gilbert L. Ross --
Terminally ill patients should be allowed to use experimental drugs / Sigrid Fry-Revere --
Do pharmaceutical companies promote unnecessary drugs? Direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising : an overview / Carol Rados --
Yes : Many new drugs are developed merely for commercial reasons. Pharmaceutical companies define normal conditions as diseases / Ray Moynihan, Alan Cassels --
Drug promotion plays on people's fears of future illness / Barbara Mintzes --
Drug promotion has led to the overmedication of children / Anne Taylor Fleming --
No : New drugs help people who would otherwise lack effective treatment. Drugs for minor conditions are important to many people / Glenn Harlan Reynolds --
Improved prescription drugs mean better medical treatment and less illness / Alan F. Holmer --
Direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising helps people get treatment for undiagnosed diseases / Paul Antony. Do prescription drugs in America cost too much? Rising cost of prescription drugs : an overview --
Yes : American pharmaceutical companies charge too much. Many people cannot afford the prices set by the profit-driven drug industry / Katharine Greider --
Importing less-costly prescription drugs from abroad should be allowed / Nelda Barnett --
New cancer drugs cost more than their brief extending of life may be worth / Daniel Costello --
No : pharmaceutical companies need profits to do research. High prices of drugs for minor problems pay for drugs that cure more serious ones / Peter W. Huber --
Medical innovation would stop if the government controlled drug prices / Sidney Taurel --
Controlling drug prices would reduce access to medicine / Doug Bandow --
Are dishonest or illegal prescription drug practices common? Gifts from pharmaceutical companies influence doctors / Adriane Fugh-Berman, Shahram Ahari --
Media reporting about prescription drugs is often inaccurate / Richard A. Deyo, Donald L. Patrick --
Prescription drugs are often abused / Nichole Aksamit --
Young people often trade prescription drugs with friends / Amy Harmon --
Teens use prescription drugs to get high / Donna Leinwand.
Titolo della serie: Current controversies.
Responsabilità: Sylvia Engdahl, book editor.
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