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Author Petersen, Melody, 1964-

Title Our daily meds : how the pharmaceutical companies transformed themselves into slick marketing machines and hooked the nation on prescription drugs / Melody Petersen.

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.


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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  338.47615 PETERSON    Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  338.4 PETERSEN    Check Shelf
 Burlington Public Library - Adult Department  338.4 PET    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  338.4761 PETERSEN    Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Adult Department  338.4 PETERSEN, MELODY    Check Shelf
 Granby, Main Library - Adult  338.4 PET    Check Shelf
 Marlborough, Richmond Memorial Library - Adult Department  338.4 PETERSEN    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  338.47615 PET    Check Shelf
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 Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - Adult Department  338.4 PETERSEN    Check Shelf

Edition First edition.
Description 432 pages ; 24 cm
Note "Sarah Crichton books."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [409]-411) and index.
Summary The author shows how corporate salesmanship has triumphed over science inside the biggest pharmaceutical companies and, in turn, how this promotion driven industry has taken over the practice of medicine and is changing American life.
Contents Creating disease -- Midwestern medicine show -- Chemical imbalance -- The early years -- An awakening : the age of the blockbuster -- Ghostwriters and secret studies -- "Neurontin for everything" -- Altered state -- Deadly doses.
Subject Drugs -- United States -- Marketing.
Drug Industry -- economics -- United States.
Drug Industry -- ethics -- United States.
Biomedical Research -- economics -- United States.
Marketing -- ethics -- United States.
Practice Patterns, Physicians' -- ethics -- United States.
Prescriptions, Drug -- economics -- United States.
ISBN 9780374228279 hardcover alkaline paper
0374228272 hardcover alkaline paper
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