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The truth about the drug companies: how they deceive us and what to do about it

Author: Angell, Marcia Publisher: Random House, 2005.Language: EnglishDescription: 319 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0375760946Type of document: Book Online Access: Click here Note: Doriot: for 2020-2021 coursesBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


The Truth About the
Drug Companies
How They Deceive Us
and What to Do About It
Preface to the Paperback Edition ix
Introduction: Drugs Are Different xix
1. The $200 Billion Colossus 3
2. The Creation of a New Drug 21
3. How Much Does the Pharmaceutical Industry
Really Spend on R & D? 37
4. Just How Innovative Is This Industry? 52
5. "Me-Too" Drugs—The Main Business of the
Pharmaceutical Industry 74
6. How Good Are New Drugs? 94
7. The Hard Sell . . . Lures, Bribes, and Kickbacks 115
8. Marketing Masquerading as Education 135
9. Marketing Masquerading as Research 156
10. Patent Games—Stretching Out Monopolies 173
11. Buying Influence—How the Industry Makes Sure
It Gets Its Way 193
12. Is the Party Over? 217
13. How to Save the Pharmaceutical Industry—And
Get Our Money's Worth 237
Afterword 261
Epilogue: The Saga of Vioxx and the COX-2
Inhibitors 265
Acknowledgments 277
Notes 279
Index 305

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