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Our Daily Meds : Drug companies make newer drugs look better by only publishing positive studies
Monday, May 19, 2008 10:41 am Email this article
"If [ the drug companies ] have one study that showed [ their drug ] worked, and one study showed it did not, [ they ] publish the first study over and over again with the help of [ their ] advertising agency, and [ they ] don't publish the second one," 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.
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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