Money Talks interviewee Alex Sugerman-Brozan is the director of The Prescription Access Litigation (PAL) Project, an organization that works to make prescription drug prices more affordable for consumers by using class action litigation and public education.
‘Pharmie,’ the fabulous PAL mascot, is available to answer all of your questions about the pharmaceutical industry.
This is just funny: askyourdealer.com
A high-larious spoof on a certain website for ‘pharmaceutical sales professionals’ that may or may not rhyme with ‘parfait karma,’ askyourdealer.com sends up the microscopic-print lists of indications, contraindications and side effects that accompany pharmaceuticals, giving the same treatment to street drugs. An example: ‘side effects’ of heroin “may include addiction, nausea, vomiting, severe itching, nodding off and stealing of your loved ones valuables.” Indeed. Check it out.
John Abramson, M.D. “Overdo$ed America – The Broken Promise of American Medicine” (HarperCollins, 2004)
Marcia Angell, M.D. “The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It” (Random House, 2004)
Jerry Avorn, M.D. “Powerful Medicines: The Benefits, Risks, and Costs of Prescription Drugs” (Knopf, 2004)
Donald L. Barlett, James B. Steele, “Critical Condition: How Health Care in America Became Big Business—and Bad Medicine” (DoubleDay, 2004)