Book ‘Sickening’ by John Abramson

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How Big Pharma Broke American Health Care and How We Can Repair It
The inside story of how Big Pharma’s relentless pursuit of ever-higher profits corrupts medical knowledge—misleading doctors, misdirecting American health care, and harming our health. The United States spends an excess $1.5 trillion annually on health care compared to other wealthy countries—yet the amount of time that Americans live in good health ranks a lowly 68th in the world. At the heart of the problem is Big Pharma, which funds most clinical trials and therefore controls the research agenda, withholds the real data from those trials as corporate secrets, and shapes most of the information relied upon by health care professionals. In this no-holds-barred exposé, Dr. John Abramson—one of the foremost experts...
Publisher: Mariner Books (February 8, 2022)  Pages: 336 pages  ISBN-10: 1328957810  ISBN-13: 978-1328957818  ASIN:‎ B095GLKMYZ

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Dr. JOHN ABRAMSON has been on the faculty of Harvard Medical School for twenty-five years, where he teaches health care policy.  He also served as a family physician for 22 years, during which he was named a “top doctor” six times in local, state, and national surveys. He served as an unpaid consultant to the FBI and Department of Justice, including in a case that resulted in the largest criminal fine in U.S. history. In addition to many academic articles and op-eds in the New York Times and other publications, he is the author of Overdo$ed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine. Dr. Abramson has appeared on Today, CNN’s American Morning, NPR’s All Things ConsideredCBS Evening NewsNBC Nightly NewsThe Dr. Oz Show, and elsewhere. He lives near Boston.