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Our Daily Meds : American spending 17 times more on prescription drugs than in 1980 says Petersen
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 6:12 am Email this article
"While Americans roughly doubled their spending on new automobiles between 1980 and 2003 and tripled their spending on clothing, they increased their spending on prescription drugs 17 times over," 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.
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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