Good article in NY Review of Books, Marcia Angell is a former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine–one of Medicine’s most prestigious jounals.
Some interesting references from the article–a medicynic reading list.
Merrill Goozer, The $800 Million Pill: The Truth Behind the Cost of New Drugs (University of California Press, 2004);
Jerry Avorn, Powerful Medicines: The Benefits, Risks, and Costs of Prescription Drugs(Knopf, 2004);
John Abramson, Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine (HarperCollins, 2004);
Jerome P. Kassirer, On the Take: How Medicine’s Complicity with Big Business Can Endanger Your Health(Oxford University Press, 2004);
No Child Left Different, edited by Sharna Olfman (Praeger, 2006);
Ray Moynihan and Alan Cassels, Selling Sickness: How the World’s Bigest Pharmaceutical Companies Are Turning Us All into Patients (Nation Books, 2005).