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Title:
Over dose : the case against the drug companies : prescription drugs, side effects, and your health
Author:
Cohen, Jay S.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Jeremy P Tarcher/Putnam, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xiv, 318 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
The race to the bottom -- How drug-company policies harm people -- How drug-company policies cause problems for 50 to 75 percent of patients taking Prozac -- When new drugs are approved, the experiment is just beginning, and you may be part of it : Viagra -- How drug-company policies harm women -- Why 50 to 75 percent of people quit taking their cholesterol-lowering medications -- Why 50-75 percent of people quit taking their medications for high blood pressure -- Why seniors are at the greatest risk -- How the drug companies slant drug research, limit information to doctors and consumers, and secure high profits -- What the drug companies must do to reverse the side-effect epidemic-- but will they? -- What's wrong with the FDA? And what can be done about it? -- What the FDA shouldn't do : why we need an independent medication safety monitoring system -- Doctors, drugs, and patients -- How to avoid side effects and use medications safely.
ISBN:
9781585421237
Format :
Book