|08-29-2013, 10:43 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2013
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Book about pharmaceuticals. What to read?
I am interesting in pharmaceutical and want to read something about implicit and fierce competition, monopoly, R&D process of new medicine, vaccine etc., politics-related business, conspiracy, the shaping and developing of the pharmaceutical industry in the modern world...
I do not have much knowledge of chemistry, medicine rather than what was learned from the high school. So, what I can digest is not a professional and intense book but a book like a pharmaceutical chronicle for a layman.
You have my grateful thanks.
|08-30-2013, 01:28 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Arkham, MA
Ben Goldacre, who wrote Bad Science, also wrote a follow-up, Bad Pharma:How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients.
|08-30-2013, 08:54 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Philadelphia USA
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This is written by a former editor of one of my favorite periodicals, the New England Journal of Medicine:
The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It
The next title is only partly about drug companies, but I also liked it a lot, and it is along the muckraking lines you suggest in your OP:
The Truth in Small Doses: Why We're Losing the War on Cancer-and How to Win It
I'm trying to think of a pro-pharmaceutical industry book to give some balance here, but I can't think of one I have finished.
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