Monday, September 06, 2004

The Truth About Drug Companies

The New York Times section, Books of the Times, contains a review of a new book by Dr. Marcia Angell: The Truth About Drug Companies. (Amazon link). The author now is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Angell is no stranger to controversy.  Indeed, her first book essentially exonerated Dow-Corning, the makers of the silicone implants. I mention this to show that Dr. Angell does have credibility when writing about health care issues. She has a political bias, admits it, but still goes where the facts take her.

The publication of The Truth About Drug Companies has led to a great deal being written from pro- and anti-industry folks.  In this post, I collect the views from around the Blogosphere and provide my own views on the subjects raised in the book.  I agree with some of Dr. Angell's points, disagree with others, and make a few miscellaneous comments.  Read the rest at The Rest of the Story