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  • Our Daily Meds : Drug companies make newer drugs look safer by giving higher doses of older drugs


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    Monday, May 19, 2008 10:45 am Email this article
    "If [ the drug companies ] want [ their ] drug to look safer than an older drug, [ they ] boost up the dose of the older drug in the volunteers so that they have more side effects," according to Melody Petersen, author of a new book called Our Daily Meds: How The Pharmaceutical Companies Transformed Themselves Into Slick Marketing Machines And Hooked The Nation On Prescription Drugs. Former New York Times Journalist

    Melody former covered the drug industry for the New York Times

    Melody, who formerly covered the drug industry for the New York Times, revealed this last Friday night, May 16th, 2008, in an interview with Bill Moyers on his PBS television program Journal.

    REFERENCE

    Petersen M. Our Daily Meds : How the Pharmaceutical Companies Transformed Themselves Into Slick Marketing Machines and Hooked the Nation on Prescription Drugs. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.

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