Overdo$ed America

Overdo$ed America

The Broken Promise of American Medicine

Book - 2004 | 1st ed
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A family doctor reveals with startling evidence how commercial interests have eroded the excellence of American medicine.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0060568526
Branch Call Number: 610.973 ABR
Characteristics: xviii, 332 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Overdosed America


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Jan 06, 2014

". . . from seeking to optimize health to searching for the greatest profits." That one phrase from the "Description" most succinctly explains the brilliant thesis of Dr. Abramson's book. Any so-called scholar, or medical professional, who leaves this out of the equation, must forever be branded a fraud! As long as it is private health insurance companies (owned by the banks) and giant pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical corporations (owned by the banks) then we will have little to no healthcare in America. Just look at the private equity firms, i.e., private banks, involved with leveraged buyouts of private hospitals, healthcare clinics, research corporations, medical diagnostics firms, and you will begin to grasp the enormous problem of the private sector and public healthcare.

Jan 27, 2012

This book is a great read for anyone! It does have a bit of medical jargon, but the author tries to make it understandable. At first I was worried that it would be a boring book and that I would have to read for 50ish pages before I liked it. But this book starts out with very relatable stories about Dr. Abramson and his patients. Enjoy!


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