Generation Rx : How Prescription Drugs Are Altering American Lives, Minds, and Bodies
Generation Rx will make every American who has ever taken a prescription drug look anew at what's in our medicine cabinets, and why.
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Greg Critser's brilliantly incisive Generation Rx moves the
conversation about prescription drugs to where it hits
home: our own bodies. How, he asks, has "big pharma"
created a nation of pharmaceutical tribes, each with its
own unique beliefs, taboos, and brand loyalties? How have
powerful chemical compounds for chronic diseases, once
controlled by physicians, become substances we feel
entitled to, whether we need them or not? How did we come
to hate drug companies but love their pills?
Read on in Generation Rx for:
-- exclusive interviews with the strategists, scientists,
and current and former heads of GlaxoSmithKline, Eli Lilly,
Merck, Roche, and more
-- a first-ever, inside look at the rollicking business
story behind pharma's rise to power
-- the dramatic effects our drug culture is having on our
major organs, from the liver to the heart to the brain
-- why old bodies and young bodies are the biggest, and
riskiest, arenas for our great American prescription pill
-- how the largely uncharted terrain of polypharmacy
(various drugs taken together) has unleashed unanticipated,
often deadly, consequences on unwitting patients
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