Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Recommended read: The Big Fix
I would like to recommend the book "The Big Fix: How the Pharmaceutical Industry Rips Off American Consumers" by Katharine Greider. The first few chapters have my head spinning. Loopholes, litigation, false patents, and stays against generics have increased the cost of medicine and limited patient options. Written about 5 years ago, the book provides some recent history and helps fill in the knowledge gaps about the pharmaceutical companies holding the lives of millions in their pocketbooks.