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    Our Daily Meds : Two-thirds of Americans take at least one prescription drug


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    Monday, May 19, 2008 8:50 am Email this article
    "[ Melody ] Petersen reports that almost 65 percent of [ Americans ] now take a drug that is only available by prescription," Bill Moyers noted while interviewing 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 on his television program The Journal.

    "Aggressive market has turned was were once normal-life events into a maladies that can be treated with a pill." 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.

    REFERENCE

    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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