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Powerful Medicines The Benefits, Risks, and Costs of Prescription Drugs

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ISBN-10: 0375414835

ISBN-13: 9780375414831

Edition: 2004

Authors: Jerry Avorn

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Book details

List price: $27.50
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/17/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Introduction to the Updated Vintage Books Edition
Prologue: Different Strokes
Benefits
The Pregnant Mare's Lesson
Leaving the Dark Ages Behind, Mostly
Risks
The Fat is in the Fire
Too Sweet to Be True
Cold Comfort
Getting Risks Right
The Most Vulnerable Patients
Enter Doctor Faustus
Imperfect Measures
Whose Risk is it, Anyway?
A Balancing Act
Costs
Live Cheap or Die
Filling the Pipeline
What the Traffic Will Bear
Navigating the Third Dimension
Information
Signals, Noise, and the Big Void
Informational Kudzu
Devising an Antidote
The Emperor's Fashion Critics
Same Language, Different Accents
Policy
Pulling the Facts Together
Turning Knowledge Into Action
Markets and Medicines
Epilogue: The Triple-Edged Sword
Notes