Howard Waitzkin, MD, PhD
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Waitzkin H.; On the Take: How Medicine's Complicity with Big Business Can Endanger Your Health. Ann Intern Med. 2006;145:712. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-145-9-200611070-00025
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2006;145(9):712.
Kassirer JP. 272 pages. New York: Oxford Univ Pr; 2005. $14.95. ISBN 0195300041. Order at http://www.oup.com.
Fields of medicine: Medical ethics and economics.
Format: Paperback book.
Audience: Patients; the general public; and concerned physicians, residents, and medical students.
Purpose: To clarify financial conflicts of interest for physicians, teaching institutions, and professional organizations that receive compensation from the pharmaceutical industry.
Content: Written by a professor of internal medicine and former editor of The New England Journal of Medicine, this book provides convincing evidence of the medical profession's complicity with the pharmaceutical industry. Financial conflicts of interest lead to distortions of medical education, research, and clinical practice, which in turn generate distrust.
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