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

Author/Creator:
Angell, Marcia.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
New York : Random House, c2004.
Format/Description:
Book
xx, 305 p. ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
Pharmaceutical industry -- United States -- Costs.
Drugs -- Prices -- United States.
Drugs -- Research -- United States -- Finance.
Prescription pricing -- United States.
Advertising -- Drugs -- United States.
Pharmaceutical policy -- United States.
Medical subjects:
Drug Industry -- economics -- United States.
Advertising -- United States.
Pharmaceutical Preparations -- economics -- United States.
Contents:
Introduction : Drugs are different
1. The $200 billion colossus
2. The creation of a new drug
3. How much does the pharmaceutical industry really spend on R & D?
4. Just how innovative is this industry?
5. "Me-too" drugs : the main business of the pharmaceutical industry
6. How good are new drugs?
7. The hard sell : lures, bribes, and kickbacks
8. Marketing masquerading as education
9. Marketing masquerading as research
10. Patent games : stretching out monopolies
11. Buying influence : how the industry makes sure it gets its way
12. Is the party over?
13. How to save the pharmaceutical industry - and get our money's worth
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
0375508465
OCLC:
54035188
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