THE TRUTH ABOUT THE DRUG COMPANIES: HOW THEY DECEIVE US AND WHAT TO DO ABOU T IT, Angell, Marcia

Author Name    Angell, Marcia

Title   THE TRUTH ABOUT THE DRUG COMPANIES: HOW THEY DECEIVE US AND WHAT TO DO ABOU T IT

Binding   Paperback

Book Condition   Very Good

Publisher    Random House Trade Paperback 2005

ISBN Number    0375760946 / 9780375760945

Seller ID   RWARE0000033507

A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. During her two decades at The New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Marcia A ngell had a front-row seat on the appalling spectacle of the pharmaceutical industry. She watched drug companies stray from their original mission of discovering and manufacturing useful drugs and instead become vast marketin g machines with unprecedented control over their own fortunes. She saw them gain nearly limitless influence over medical research, education, and how doctors do their jobs. She sympathized as the American public, particularly the elderly, struggled and increasingly failed to meet spiraling prescript ion drug prices. Now, in this bold, hard-hitting new book, Dr. Angell expos es the shocking truth of what the pharmaceutical industry has become-and ar gues for essential, long-overdue change. Currently Americans spend a staggering $200 billion each year on prescripti on drugs. As Dr. Angell powerfully demonstrates, claims that high drug pric es are necessary to fund research and development are unfounded: The truth is that drug companies funnel the bulk of their resources into the marketin g of products of dubious benefit. Meanwhile, as profits soar, the companies brazenly use their wealth and power to push their agenda through Congress, the FDA, and academic medical centers. Zeroing in on hugely successful drugs like AZT (the first drug to treat HIV/AIDS), Taxol (the best-selling cancer drug in history), and the blockbuster allergy drug Claritin, Dr. Angell demonstrates exactly how new product

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