Library Ed. Books on Tape 2004
CS ISBN 1415904545 $81.00 Five cassettes
CD ISBN 1415904553 $99.00 Six CDs
The former editor of THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE uses crisp writing and cogent arguments to describe what we don't know about the way drug companies operate. She says these companies, with annual U.S. sales of over $200 billion, use most of this money for media ads and for influencing the AMA, physicians, the FDA, Congress, universities, and insurance companies. They hardly bother to hide their success at making money, which they claim is plowed back into research but actually provides the highest return on investment of any U.S. industry. The reporting presents a riveting array of data without hype and with very little vitriol. It's fascinating and even mind-blowing, if you haven't heard this information before. T.W. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE/JULY 05]
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