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Our Daily Meds : People are taking drugs they don’t need according to author Melody Petersen
Sunday, January 11, 2009 12:55 pm Email this article
"[ What are the dangers from all this medication? ]," Bill Moyers asked 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.
"People are taking drugs they don't need.
"Every drug is a balance between its potential benefits and its potential risks.
"If you take a drug you don't need, and you can only suffer the risks." 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.
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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