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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.
Open Library Cover
Location Call No. Status
 Stack 3  338.4 P    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description 432 p. ; 24 cm.
Note "Sarah Crichton books."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [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.
Pharmaceutical industry -- United States.
Added Title How the pharmaceutical companies transformed themselves into slick marketing machines and hooked the nation on prescription drugs
ISBN 9780374228279 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0374228272 (hardcover : alk. paper)