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On the Take: How Medicine's Complicity with Big Business Can Endanger Your Health

Jerome P. Kassirer


We all know that doctors accept gifts from drug companies, ranging from pens and coffee mugs to free vacations at luxurious resorts. But as this book exposes, these innocuous-seeming gifts are just the tip of an iceberg that is distorting the practice of medicine and jeopardizing the health of millions of Americans today. This book offers an unsettling look at the pervasive payoffs that physicians take from big drug companies and other medical suppliers, arguing that the billion-dollar onslaught of industry money has deflected many physicians' moral compasses and directly impacted the everyday ... More

Keywords: doctors, drug companies, gifts, medicine, physicians, drugs, financial enticements, medical care

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195300048
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300048.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jerome P. Kassirer, author
Tufts University School of Medicine