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Bitter Pills: Inside the Hazardous World of Legal Drugs

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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.

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ebook, 448 pages
Published April 27th 2011 by Bantam (first published 1998)
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Elaine
Sep 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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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.
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....
Deanna
Oct 16, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everyone should read this book.
Diane Ayres
Apr 05, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Life-changing
Jack Koford
Jun 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Stephen Fried is an award-winning investigative journalist, a bestselling author and an adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. His latest book, A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction (October 2015) which he co-authored with former congressman Patrick Kennedy, was an instant New York Times Bestseller. His la ...more
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