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The Resource Bitter pills : inside the hazardous world of legal drugs, Stephen Fried

Bitter pills : inside the hazardous world of legal drugs, Stephen Fried

Label
Bitter pills : inside the hazardous world of legal drugs
Title
Bitter pills
Title remainder
inside the hazardous world of legal drugs
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Fried
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1992 Stephen Fried's wife, Diane, took a pill her doctor gave her for a minor infection and ended up in the emergency room. She was a victim of "the other drug problem," adverse reactions to prescription and over-the-counter medications that kill more people every year than all illegal drug use combined. Some drug reactions go away after a few days. Diane's did not. Fried set out to investigate the pharmaceutical safety net his wife had fallen through. His quest became a five-year inquiry into the entire legal drug culture, setting off two FDA investigations and winning numerous awards. He examined the international pharmaceutical industry (the most profitable legal business in the world) as well as the patients who unwillingly swallow its products and problems, the government "drug police," the high-pressure sales reps, the physicians, the nurses, the pharmacists, the researchers, and the consumer advocates. Bitter Pills is the result - a probing, rigorously documented investigative memoir of pill making, pill taking, and pill selling
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fried, Stephen
Dewey number
615.9
Index
index present
LC call number
RA1238
LC item number
.F75 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1998 F-656
  • QZ 42
NLM item number
F899b 1998
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drugs
  • Drugs
  • Drugs
  • Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
  • Drug Monitoring
  • Drugs
  • Drugs
  • Drugs
  • Drogas-Toxicología
  • Drogas-Efectos secundarios
  • Drogas-Medidas de seguridad
Label
Bitter pills : inside the hazardous world of legal drugs, Stephen Fried
Link
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Publication
Note
"Certain portions of this book have previously appeared in different form in Philadelphia magazine and the Washington Post magazine"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-409) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm37966436
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
417 pages
Isbn
9780553103830
Lccn
97048457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o37966436
  • (OCoLC)37966436
Label
Bitter pills : inside the hazardous world of legal drugs, Stephen Fried
Link
Publication
Note
"Certain portions of this book have previously appeared in different form in Philadelphia magazine and the Washington Post magazine"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-409) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm37966436
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
417 pages
Isbn
9780553103830
Lccn
97048457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o37966436
  • (OCoLC)37966436

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