Americans pay extraordinary amounts for health care that is not measurably better than other, less expensive care elsewhere and, as a result, Dr. John Abramson believes that Americans are over diagnosed and overmedicated. In his book Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine, Dr. Abramson investigates the commercialization of medicine at every stage, from deceptive clinical trials to aggressive pharmaceutical advertising. Read about how more care isn't necessarily better care in this excerpt.
The book was published by HarperCollins, 3rd Edition 2008. OVERDO$ED AMERICA. Copyright © 2004, 2005, 2008 by John Abramson, M.D. All rights reservered.