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The Big Fix: How the Pharmaceutical Industry Rips Off American Consumers (Publicaffairs Reports)

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Publisher Comments:

As the pharmaceutical industry invests more and more in the development of new drugs, true breakthroughs are few and far between. Into the breach comes a panoply of product-line extensions and me-too drugs aimed at grabbing market share. The industry plows its high profits back into research, but invests an equal or greater sum in flogging its products in every imaginable venue. Research studies are designed to support marketing claims. Many doctors all over the country get their first information about new drugs from a salesperson. And, increasingly, prescription drugs are pitched to consumers on TV and the internet with images of hope, terror, or chic. Evidence-based practice guidelines, which endeavor to get the right medicines to those who will benefit most, can't be heard over the din.

Having created an unprecedented number of "megabrands"—blockbuster drugs with huge sales—and undergone an extraordinary wave of consolidation, some drug companies now find themselves in a precarious position. Patents are expiring on flagship products. In order to sustain the growth Wall Street has come to expect, these companies must produce billions of dollars worth of new revenue—fast. But can Americans continue to bankroll Operation Grow Big Pharma? Must we swallow the bad with the good?

Book News Annotation:

A New York freelance writer details how consumers' health and budgets are at the mercy of the monopolistic drug industry and their abettors, and suggests a first step toward reform. Includes a note on sources but not a bibliography. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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A PublicAffairs Reports Paperback Original

A meticulously reported exposé uncovers exactly how the drug industry boosts sales and bilks consumers in the most lucrative prescription drug market in the world

About the Author

Katharine Greider has worked as a newspaper reporter and freelance magazine writer. Her articles, often focusing on health and medical topics, have appeared in a dozen publications from Self to Mother Jones. She lives in New York City with her family.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781586481858
Author:
Greider, Katharine
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Drugs
Subject:
Public Affairs & Administration
Subject:
Prices
Subject:
Pharmaceutical industry
Subject:
Prescription pricing.
Subject:
Price fixing
Subject:
Industries - General
Subject:
World
Subject:
Drugs -- Prices -- United States.
Subject:
Prescription pricing -- United States.
Subject:
Business Writing
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Publicaffairs Reports
Series Volume:
107-625
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 9.5 oz

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