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  • Title: Pharmageddon
  • Author: David Healy
  • ISBN: 9780520270985
  • Page: 390
  • Format: Hardcover

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About "David Healy"

  1. David Healy

    David Healy is a former secretary of the British Association for Psychopharmacology and author of over 120 articles and 12 books, including The Antidepressant Era and The Creation of Psychopharmacology.

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  1. David Healy has written a powerful inditement of the current relationship between the pharmaceutical industry, regulatory bodies and medical practice The book gives a historical overview of the relationships between pharmacological innovation, medicine and the impact on disease and wellbeing Where pharmaceuticals such as antibiotics and insulin initially made great headway in curing disease and markedly improve wellbeing, there has been a change since about the 1960s The introduction of patents, [...]


  2. A scathing indictment of the pharmaceutical industry Diseases are created to sell drugs which have little positive effect on the condition and often have many harmful side effects Doctors are forced to follow treatment guidelines which mandate the use of the newest blockbuster drugs even though pharmaceutical companies refuse to release the raw data from their studies and routinely manipulate what they do release to claim better results than the drug is actually producing and hiding serious side [...]


  3. This EXCELLENT book could be an object study in the law of unintended consequences, on a meta level More closely, Dr Healy ties together a number of threads relating to medicine, big pharma, statistics, and medical journals To the threads, Dr Healy adds mountains of evidence WHile very well researched, this book is so wonderfully written that you don t even realize you are reading an academic calibre work Essentially, everything you thought you knew was rotten in Western style medicine is but th [...]


  4. This book is very thought provoking, despite the author s biases in favor of doctors and deregulation He also seems to be less familiar with European medicine than he would have the reader believe, painting it all with one brush despite the fact that healthcare systems and drug usage in Europe vary quite a bit An update would surely address the opioid crisis and present a different take on antibiotic usage, which is treated here as though it has no downside I would have liked to see a little les [...]


  5. Horrifying Create a disease to sell drugs to treat it, then sell drugs to treat it s horrible side effects It would never occur to me that companies could get away with the stuff they get away with Especially when it comes to our health I stay way from doctors as much as possible I get tired of being told I need to take Vitamin D, statins, high blood pressure pills, etc I sometimes ask if my good doctors have stocks in pharmaceuticals as they are constantly pushing drugs on us Yet, we are never [...]


  6. Pharmageddon is a up close look at the pharmaceutical industry and hows its shaping of our medical institutions has changed the way doctors treat us, the way we treat ourselves, and how medicine is perceived in this country.Really informative read although the format and structure made it a bit tough to get through at times.


  7. This is a good book to read if you are an American, and you have any prescription drugs to pick up at Walgreens today If the Prozac doesn t make you kill yourself, this book will Do you suspect our government is owned outright by corporations Defense weapons, Financial banking, Big Pharmaceutical It is That we will never get universal health care in this country That your doctor is a paid salesman for Pharmaceuticals That all clinical trials are run by the drug manufacturer themselves, who conve [...]


  8. To read my review in Spanish click here lunairereadings 2 reckless drug dealers are everywhere They have penetrated the most sacred places including the doctor s office corrupting the majority of those we rely upon to keep ourselves out of trouble There are big news those same doctors are trying to turn us into profitable adicts that will be hooked to the pharmaceutical s products for life God forbid if we get addicted to one of those so much legal painkillers antidepresants ansiolytics benzodia [...]


  9. An excellent account of the perfidy of the pharmaceutical industry, by a true insider The author, David Healy, is an MD and perhaps surprisingly is harder on MDs than other authors who see them as mere puppets of the pharmaceutical industry He even postulates the end of laws regarding prescribing drugs, because doctors are not performing their responsibility to protect consumers from the dangers of pharmaceutical drugs, rather they are encouraging them to keep taking drugs despite the side effec [...]


  10. You will never view your annual checkup in quite the same way once Dr Healy has taken you through the business of medicine as built by pharmaceutical companies From cholesterol testing to concealing data from clinical trials to ghostwriting and the shocking work that is done to cover the true hazards of prescription drugs, Dr Healy will take you on his journey of discovery and rude awakenings Learn how Elliot Spitzer took on big pharma before he fell from grace to come to what we now know as the [...]


  11. Factually brilliant, but written a little clunkily , and repetitive in places But still WELL WORTH reading, as it explains what s going on with the drug industry in a lucid, clear way, that you probably won t get in many other places.


  12. A fresh perspective of the influence of big pharma on the practice of medicine Strangely, little publicized or talked about.



  13. Everyone should read thist so that you can avoid prescription drugs but so that you can be an informed consumer and perhaps even be informed and cautious than your doctor.


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