The Big 5 Books ... on the Pharma Crisis

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Medicine is good for us. Right? But what happens when the pursuit of money takes precedence over our health. If you are not a trained doctor or pharmacist, we don’t really know what we are being prescribed.  We trust our doctors to make the right decision for us every time. Read these books and you will question that assumption and question what you have been given and also how long you should stay on them.  A little personal responsibility surely goes a long way.

Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom

Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom

by Katherine Eban
"Gripping...Riveting and increasingly foreboding...Eban's pacing, along with a structure that makes this astonishingly complex story easy to follow, gives the book a rough, unforced elegance...An invaluable exposé, a reportorial tour de force and a well-turned epic."--New York Times
Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients

Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients

by Ben Goldacre
“ Ben Goldacre has done it again . . . This is a morbidly fascinating and dispiriting account, yet one which deserves (and needs) to be read and acted upon without delay." --Dennis Rosen, Dennis Rosen, The Boston Globe
Drugs, Money, and Secret Handshakes: The Unstoppable Growth of Prescription Drug Prices

Drugs, Money, and Secret Handshakes: The Unstoppable Growth of Prescription Drug Prices

by Robin Feldman
“This is the book the pharmaceutical industry does not want you to read. Feldman is like a detective, teasing out drug-industry secrets and helping the reader navigate the Alice-in-Wonderland world of drug prices.” David Kessler, Former Commissioner, United States Food and Drug Administration
Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America

Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America

by Beth Macy
“Macy's harrowing account of the opioid epidemic in which hundreds of thousands have already died masterfully interlaces stories of communities in crisis with dark histories of corporate greed and regulatory indifference."--New York Times Book Review, Editors' Choice
Overdosed America

Overdosed America

by John Abramson
“ Before you see a doctor, you should read this book."--Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation