Bitter Pills: Inside the Hazardous World of Legal Drugs (2020)

Bitter Pills: Inside the Hazardous World of Legal Drugs Stephen Fried Bitter Pills Inside the Hazardous World of Legal Drugs We take our medicines on faith We assume our doctors are well informed our drug companies scrupulous our FDA diligent and our medications safe All too often we re wrong Just how wrong is documented
  • Title: Bitter Pills: Inside the Hazardous World of Legal Drugs
  • Author: Stephen Fried
  • ISBN: 9780553378528
  • Page: 358
  • Format: Paperback
Bitter Pills: Inside the Hazardous World of Legal Drugs Stephen Fried We take our medicines on faith We assume our doctors are well informed, our drug companies scrupulous, our FDA diligent and our medications safe All too often we re wrong Just how wrong is documented in this critically acclaimed portrait of the international pharmaceutical industry by one of our most highly respected investigative journalists.According to the Journal ofWe take our medicines on faith We assume our doctors are well informed, our drug companies scrupulous, our FDA diligent and our medications safe All too often we re wrong Just how wrong is documented in this critically acclaimed portrait of the international pharmaceutical industry by one of our most highly respected investigative journalists.According to the Journal of the American Medical Association JAMA , adverse drug reactions are the fourth leading cause of death in America Reactions to prescription and over the counter medications kill far people annually than all illegal drug use combined.Stephen Fried s wife took a pill for a minor infection and ended up in the emergency room Some drug reactions go away in a few hours or days Diane s did not This emotionally wrenching experience launched Fried into a five year examination of the entire pharmaceutical industry, the most profitable legal business in the world Rigorously documented, Bitter Pills is a full scale portrait of pill making and pill taking in America today, presented through the powerful human drama of doctors, patients, drug companies, the FDA, and government regulators as they war for control of our medicine cabinets.
Bitter Pills: Inside the Hazardous World of Legal Drugs Stephen Fried

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One thought on “Bitter Pills: Inside the Hazardous World of Legal Drugs

  1. Elaine

    I really enjoyed this book and though some parts of it are a bit dated, I think on the whole it is still a fairly accurate overview of a lot of the problems in the pharmaceutical industry I am a pharmacist by profession, and I wish that everyone thought this much about their drugs and their effects I wish I had time to sit down with patients and discuss the different issues that this book raises.

  2. Books Ring Mah Bell

    this investigative reporter goes into the world of pharmaceutical sales research testing after his wife has a serious adverse reaction to an antibiotic Very well researched, great insight into the billion dollar industry.

  3. Jagati Bagchi

    started the book with a frightened heart but once i finished it , i can say that i am a wiser person who can choose from the jungle of counter drugs.

  4. Jack Koford

    GREAT book Written in the late 90 s, but amazingly little has changed Still relevant today Wish I had written it

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