Pharmageddon

David Healy’s Pharmageddon is reviewed in Health Affairs. It is a must read if you are interesting in medical care and the role of Pharma. The review by Donald Light  is very favourable: “In my view, Healy’s book is the most powerful and deeply thought of a new crop of books on pharmaceuticals and medicine”. I agree.

The author states,  “Healy makes full use of Welsh storytelling skills to weave the tale of how the pharmaceutical giants have come to shape patients’ personal relationships with their bodies and with their physicians”. I wonder. David is of course Irish, a nation not noted for their inability to spin a story, but speaking personally as a Welsh / Irish cross, I will make the compliment run either way.

Post by Jonathan Rees

Clinical academic and skin watcher at the University of Edinburgh

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