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Generation RX: How Prescription Drugs Are Altering American Lives, Minds, and Bodies

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Greg Critser's brilliantly incisive Generation Rx moves the conversation about prescription drugs to where it hits home: our own bodies. How, he asks, has "big pharma" created a nation of pharmaceutical tribes, each with its own unique beliefs, taboos, and brand loyalties? How have powerful chemical compounds for chronic diseases, once controlled by physicians, become substances we feel entitled to, whether we need them or not? How did we come to hate drug companies but love their pills?

Read on in Generation Rx for:

-- exclusive interviews with the strategists, scientists, and current and former heads of GlaxoSmithKline, Eli Lilly, Merck, Roche, and more

-- a first-ever, inside look at the rollicking business story behind pharma's rise to power

-- the dramatic effects our drug culture is having on our major organs, from the liver to the heart to the brain

-- why old bodies and young bodies are the biggest, and riskiest, arenas for our great American prescription pill party

-- how the largely uncharted terrain of polypharmacy (various drugs taken together) has unleashed unanticipated, often deadly, consequences on unwitting patients

Generation Rx will make every American who has ever taken a prescription drug look anew at whats in our medicine cabinets, and why.

About the Author

GREG CRITSER is a longtime chronicler of the modern pharmaceutical industry and the politics of medicine. His columns and essays on the subject have appeared in Harper's Magazine, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the L.A. Times, and elsewhere. Critser is the author of Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World (Houghton Mifflin), which the American Diabetes Association called "the definitive journalistic account of the modern obesity epidemic." He lives in Pasadena, California, with his wife, Antoinette Mongelli.

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Contents

Acknowledgments : ix Introduction : 1

1. UNBOUND The Strange and Very American Liberation of Big Pharma 10

2. WE LOVE IT!

How the New Pharma Used Its New Muscle to Create a New . . . You 111

3. THE FULL PRICE What Living in Pharmas World Means for Our Bodies 170

4. THE END OF THE GREAT BUFFER? Why We Are More Vulnerable 220

5. INDEPENDENCE FOR GENERATION RX What Can Be Done 239

A Brief Guide to the Art of Taking Prescription Drugs : 257 Notes : 261 Index : 292

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618393138
Subtitle:
How Prescription Drugs Are Altering American Lives, Minds, and Bodies
Author:
Critser, Greg
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Public Health
Subject:
Drugs
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Health Care Issues
Subject:
Pharmacology
Subject:
General Medical
Subject:
Health policy -- United States.
Subject:
Pharmaceutical industry -- United States.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
October 2005
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.56 in 1.33 lb

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