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    DescriptionThis searing indictment, David Healy's most comprehensive and forceful argument against the pharmaceuticalization of medicine, tackles problems in health care that are leading to a growing number of deaths and disabilities. Healy, who was the first to draw attention to the now well-publicized suicide-inducing side effects of many anti-depressants, attributes our current state of affairs to three. Key factors: product rather than process patents on drugs, the classification of certain drugs as prescription-only, and industry-controlled drug trials. These developments have tied the survival of pharmaceutical companies to the development of blockbuster drugs, so that they must overhype benefits and deny real hazards. Healy further explains why these trends have basically ended the possibility of universal health care in the United States and elsewhere around the world. He concludes with suggestions for reform of our currently corrupted evidence-based medical system.


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    Title
    Pharmageddon
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Healy
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780520270985
    ISBN 10: 0520270983
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    BIC subject category V2: MBP
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    B&T General Subject: 510
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16920
    Libri: I-BE
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: MAJ
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: KNDP
    BISAC V2.8: MED035000, MED072000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: BUS070130
    DC22: 338.4/76153
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 338.476153
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.0.0.0.0
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 338.476153
    LC classification: HD9665.5 .H43 2012
    Thema V1.0: MBP, KND, MQP
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    12 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Berkerley
    Author Information
    David Healy is Professor of Psychiatry at Cardiff University in Britain and a former Secretary of the British Association for Psychopharmacology. He is the author of books including Let Them Eat Prozac: The Unhealthy Relationship Between the Pharmaceutical Industry and Depression, The Antidepressant Era, and Mania: A Short History of Bipolar Disorder.
    Review quote
    "Healy's contrarian streak and sharpness make this a disturbing, well-documented indictment that echoes many others in recent years, and one worth heeding." Publishers Weekly 20120130 "Powerful... Healy exposes the secrets that enable drug companies to circumvent protections... And he also offers a solution." Human Givens 20121201 "We owe respect to David Healy for his knowledge, diligence and idealism. This and his other writings require expertise and courage..." -- E. James Lieberman Metapsychology Online Reviews 20140311
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgments Introduction 1. They Used to Call It Medicine 2. Medicine and the Marketers 3. Follow the Evidence 4. Doctoring the Data 5. Trussed in Guidelines 6. The Mismeasurement of Medicine 7. The Eclipse of Care 8. Pharmageddon Notes Index