Overdosed America

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Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine
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AuthorJohn Abramson
CountryUnited States
SubjectUnnecessary health care
PublisherHarper Perennial
Publication date

Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine is a book about unnecessary healthcare.


A reviewer for BMJ called the book "the latest in a series of searing indictments of a medical profession apparently duped by the false promise of technology, and too often compromised by cold hard cash from the companies selling the drugs and devices".[1]

The reviewer for The Washington Post stated that the strength of the book was in its ability to discuss articles from scientific journals.[2]

Another reviewer said that in the book the author "presents a strong indictment of the evidence that dictates medical practice, a challenge that is credible only because Abramson backs up his statements with detailed analyses of the prevailing evidence".[3]


  1. ^ Moynihan, R. (2004). "Overdo$ed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine". BMJ. 329 (7468): 746. doi:10.1136/bmj.329.7468.746. PMC 518913.
  2. ^ Tuller, David (10 October 2004). "Medicine (washingtonpost.com)". The Washington Post. Washington DC: WPC. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 28 August 2013. Overdose
  3. ^ Bodenheimer, T. (2005). "Is Evidence-Based Medicine Evidence Based?". Health Affairs. 24 (2): 562–563. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.24.2.562.

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