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Bitter Pills Inside the Hazardous World of Legal Drugs

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ISBN-10: 055337852X

ISBN-13: 9780553378528

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: Stephen Fried

List price: $23.00
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We take our medicines on faith. We assume our doctors are well-informed, our drug companies scrupulous, our FDA diligent--and our medications safe. All too often we're wrong. Just how wrong is documented in this critically acclaimed portrait of the international pharmaceutical industry by one of our most highly respected investigative journalists. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), adverse drug reactions are the fourth leading cause of death in America. Reactions to prescription and over-the-counter medications kill far more people annually than all illegal drug use combined. Stephen Fried's wife took a pill for a minor infection--and ended up in the…    
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/4/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.13" wide x 9.25" long x 0.88" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English