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I'm very satisfied with my purchase. The product was, as described, brand new. It arrived relatively promptly and in the above-described condition.Published on October 13, 2009 by College Student
It is a good consequence of freedom of the press that such books as this are able to be printed. The content of this book is well worth reading.Published on August 18, 2008 by Steven N. Laux
Dr. Avorn write very well, so the book reads rather quickly. Dr. Avorn is a pharmcologist. The author gave vivid descriptions about how the Vioxx/Celebrex pullout happened and... Read morePublished on July 10, 2007 by Eva
There are some great anecdotes in this book, and some critical points about how doctors are generally ignorant of evidence-based medicine and are pressured by patients, HMOs, and... Read morePublished on February 25, 2007 by Mark Prindle
One of those rare productions that provides insight into the discipline while holding the interest of the reader. A must read for anyone involved in the health care industry.Published on July 19, 2005 by Kent Groves
Dr. Avorn has done a magnificant job of explaining the extremely complex world of drugs and drug development. His nuanced approach illustrates that there are no simple solutions. Read morePublished on July 6, 2005 by Thomas J. Jennings
The author describes a wide variability in medicinal effectiveness.
He is critical of the FDA because the agency analyzes submitted data instead of initiating its own... Read more
Avorn's beautifully written book seems to become more important for "the rest of us" with every breaking news story about the pharmecutical industry. Read morePublished on January 28, 2005 by Gary Cornell
"Powerful Medicines" is a fascinating (and at turns horrifying) trip through the mysterious world of Rx meds, skillfully guided by a superb teacher. Read morePublished on January 15, 2005 by Jerry Murphy