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Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom
by Katherine Eban

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English

Pages

512

Publication Date

May 14, 2019

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<p><strong>From an award-winning journalist, an explosive narrative investigation of the generic drug boom that reveals fraud and life-threatening dangers on a global scale—<em>The Jungle</em> for pharmaceuticals</strong></p><p>Many have hailed the widespread use of generic drugs as one of the most important public-health developments of the twenty-first century. Today, almost 90 percent of our pharmaceutical market is comprised of generics, the majority of which are manufactured overseas. We have been reassured by our doctors, our pharmacists and our regulators that generic drugs are identical to their brand-name counterparts, just less expensive. But is this really true?</p><p>Katherine Eban’s <em>Bottle of Lies</em> exposes the deceit behind generic-drug manufacturing—and the attendant risks for global health. Drawing on exclusive accounts from whistleblowers and regulators, as well as thousands of pages of confidential FDA documents, Eban reveals an industry where fraud is rampant, companies routinely falsify data, and executives circumvent almost every principle of safe manufacturing to minimize cost and maximize profit, confident in their ability to fool inspectors. Meanwhile, patients unwittingly consume medicine with unpredictable and dangerous effects.</p><p>The story of generic drugs is truly global. It connects middle America to China, India, sub-Saharan Africa and Brazil, and represents the ultimate litmus test of globalization: what are the risks of moving drug manufacturing offshore, and are they worth the savings?  </p><p>A decade-long investigation with international sweep, high-stakes brinkmanship and big money at its core, <em>Bottle of Lies</em> reveals how the world’s greatest public-health innovation has become one of its most astonishing swindles.</p><p> </p>
How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Tea...
by Michael Pollan

Language

English

Pages

477

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<b><b><b><b><i>New York Times Book Review</i> 10 Best Books of 2018</b></b><br /><br />A<i> New York Times </i>Notable Book <br /><br />The #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller.<br /><br />A brilliant and brave investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences </b></b><br /><br />When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third. Thus began a singular adventure into various altered states of consciousness, along with a dive deep into both the latest brain science and the thriving underground community of psychedelic therapists. Pollan sifts the historical record to separate the truth about these mysterious drugs from the myths that have surrounded them since the 1960s, when a handful of psychedelic evangelists inadvertently catalyzed a powerful backlash against what was then a promising field of research.<br /><br />A unique and elegant blend of science, memoir, travel writing, history, and medicine, <i>How to Change Your Mind</i> is a triumph of participatory journalism. By turns dazzling and edifying, it is the gripping account of a journey to an exciting and unexpected new frontier in our understanding of the mind, the self, and our place in the world. The true subject of Pollan's "mental travelogue" is not just psychedelic drugs but also the eternal puzzle of human consciousness and how, in a world that offers us both suffering and joy, we can do our best to be fully present and find meaning in our lives.
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
by Kate Moore

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English

Pages

496

Publication Date

April 18, 2017

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<p><strong>A<em> New York Times</em>, <em>USA Today, </em>and<em> Wall Street Journal</em> Bestseller!</strong><br /><strong>Emma Watson's Our Shared Shelf Bookclub Selection - May/June 2018 </strong></p><p>"<strong>the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still</strong>."—NPR Books </p><p><em>The incredible true story of the women who fought America's Undark danger</em></p><p>The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.</p><p>Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive — until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.</p><p>But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women's cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America's early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights that will echo for centuries to come. </p><p>Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, <em>The Radium Girls</em> fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives...</p>
Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted Am...
by Beth Macy

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English

Pages

385

Publication Date

August 07, 2018

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<div> <div><b>An instant <i>New York Times </i>and indie bestseller, <i>Dopesick </i>is the only book to fully chart the devastating opioid crisis in America: "a harrowing, deeply compassionate dispatch from the heart of a national emergency" (<i>New York Times</i>) from a bestselling author and journalist who has lived through it</b></div> <div><b><br /></b></div>In this masterful work, Beth Macy takes us into the epicenter of America's twenty-plus year struggle with opioid addiction. From distressed small communities in Central Appalachia to wealthy suburbs; from disparate cities to once-idyllic farm towns; it's a heartbreaking trajectory that illustrates how this national crisis has persisted for so long and become so firmly entrenched. <div><br /></div> <div>Beginning with a single dealer who lands in a small Virginia town and sets about turning high school football stars into heroin overdose statistics, Macy endeavors to answer a grieving mother's question-why her only son died-and comes away with a harrowing story of greed and need. From the introduction of OxyContin in 1996, Macy parses how America embraced a medical culture where overtreatment with painkillers became the norm. In some of the same distressed communities featured in her bestselling book <i>Factory Man</i>, the unemployed use painkillers both to numb the pain of joblessness and pay their bills, while privileged teens trade pills in cul-de-sacs, and even high school standouts fall prey to prostitution, jail, and death. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>Through unsparing, yet deeply human portraits of the families and first responders struggling to ameliorate this epidemic, each facet of the crisis comes into focus. In these politically fragmented times, Beth Macy shows, astonishingly, that the only thing that unites Americans across geographic and class lines is opioid drug abuse. But in a country unable to provide basic healthcare for all, Macy still finds reason to hope-and signs of the spirit and tenacity necessary in those facing addiction to build a better future for themselves and their families.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><b>"An impressive feat of journalism, monumental in scope and urgent in its implications."--Jennifer Latson, <i>The Boston Globe</i> <br /><br /></b></div></div>
Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Hu...
by Eric Topol

Language

English

Pages

341

Publication Date

March 12, 2019

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<div><b>One of America's top doctors reveals how AI will empower physicians and revolutionize patient care </b></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Medicine has become inhuman, to disastrous effect. The doctor-patient relationship--the heart of medicine--is broken: doctors are too distracted and overwhelmed to truly connect with their patients, and medical errors and misdiagnoses abound. In <i>Deep Medicine</i>, leading physician Eric Topol reveals how artificial intelligence can help. AI has the potential to transform everything doctors do, from notetaking and medical scans to diagnosis and treatment, greatly cutting down the cost of medicine and reducing human mortality. By freeing physicians from the tasks that interfere with human connection, AI will create space for the real healing that takes place between a doctor who can listen and a patient who needs to be heard.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Innovative, provocative, and hopeful, <i>Deep Medicine</i> shows us how the awesome power of AI can make medicine better, for all the humans involved.</div>
Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America's Opio...
by Barry Meier

Language

English

Pages

211

Publication Date

May 29, 2018

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<b>“Groundbreaking . . . the shocking account of the origins of today's opioid epidemic, the creators of this plague, and the way to help stop it.”—Sam Quinones, author of <i>Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic</i></b><br /><br /><b>“Prescient . . . a landmark work of investigative journalism.”—David A. Kessler, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration and author of <i>The End of Overeating</i></b><br /><br /> Between 1999 and 2017, an estimated 250,000 Americans died from overdoses involving prescription painkillers, a plague ignited by Purdue Pharma’s aggressive marketing of OxyContin. Families, working class and wealthy, have been torn apart, businesses destroyed, and public officials pushed to the brink.<br /><br /> In <i>Pain Killer,</i> Pulitzer Prize–winning <i>New York Times</i> reporter Barry Meier exposes the roots of the most pressing health epidemic of the twenty-first century. Powerful narcotic painkillers, or opioids, were once used as drugs of last resort for pain sufferers. Purdue turned OxyContin into a billion-dollar blockbuster by launching an unprecedented marketing campaign claiming that the drug’s long-acting formulation made it safer to use than traditional painkillers for many types of pain. That illusion was quickly shattered as drug abusers learned that crushing an Oxy could release its narcotic payload all at once. Even in its prescribed form, Oxy proved fiercely addictive. As OxyContin’s use and abuse grew, Purdue concealed what it knew from regulators, doctors, and patients.<br /><br /> Here are the people who profited from the crisis and those who paid the price, those who plotted in boardrooms and those who tried to sound alarm bells. A country doctor in rural Virginia, Art Van Zee, took on Purdue and warned officials about OxyContin abuse. An ebullient high school cheerleader, Lindsey Myers, was reduced to stealing from her parents to feed her escalating Oxy habit. A hard-charging DEA official, Laura Nagel, tried to hold Purdue executives to account. The drugmaker’s owners, Raymond and Mortimer Sackler, whose names adorn museums worldwide, made enormous fortunes from the commercial success of OxyContin.<br /><br /> In this updated edition of <i>Pain Killer, </i>Barry Meier breaks new ground in his decades-long investigation into the opioid epidemic. He takes readers inside Purdue to show how long the company withheld information about the abuse of OxyContin and gives a shocking account of the Justice Department’s failure to alter the trajectory of the opioid epidemic and protect thousands of lives. Equal parts crime thriller, medical detective story, and business exposé, <i>Pain Killer</i> is a hard-hitting look at how a supposed wonder drug became the gateway drug to a national tragedy.<b><i><br /></i></b>
Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, an...
by Alex Berenson

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English

Pages

273

Publication Date

January 08, 2019

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<b>An eye-opening report from an award-winning author and former <i>New York Times </i>reporter reveals the link between teenage marijuana use and mental illness, and a hidden epidemic of violence caused by the drug—facts the media have ignored as the United States rushes to legalize cannabis.</b><BR><BR>Recreational marijuana is now legal in nine states. Almost all Americans believe the drug should be legal for medical use. Advocates argue cannabis can help everyone from veterans to cancer sufferers. But legalization has been built on myths– that marijuana arrests fill prisons; that most doctors want to use cannabis as medicine; that it can somehow stem the opiate epidemic; that it is not just harmless but beneficial for mental health. In this meticulously reported book, Alex Berenson, a former <i>New York Times</i> reporter, explodes those myths:<BR> <BR>• Almost no one is in prison for marijuana;<BR> • A tiny fraction of doctors write most authorizations for medical marijuana, mostly for people who have already used;<BR> • Marijuana use is linked to opiate and cocaine use. Since 2008, the US and Canada have seen soaring marijuana use and an opiate epidemic. Britain has falling marijuana use and no epidemic;<BR> • Most of all, THC—the chemical in marijuana responsible for the drug’s high—can cause psychotic episodes. After decades of studies, scientists no longer seriously debate if marijuana causes psychosis.<BR> <BR>Psychosis brings violence, and cannabis-linked violence is spreading. In the four states that first legalized, murders have risen 25 percent since legalization, even more than the recent national increase. In Uruguay, which allowed retail sales in July 2017, murders have soared this year.<BR> <BR>Berenson’s reporting ranges from the London institute that is home to the scientists who helped prove the cannabis-psychosis link to the Colorado prison where a man now serves a thirty-year sentence after eating a THC-laced candy bar and killing his wife. He sticks to the facts, and they are devastating.<BR> <BR>With the US already gripped by one drug epidemic, this book will make readers reconsider if marijuana use is worth the risk.
Pharmacotherapeutics For Advanced Practice Nurse Prescribers
by , Marylou V Robinson

Language

English

Pages

1520

Publication Date

August 03, 2015

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This exceptional text builds your knowledge of pharmacology by first providing an overview of pharmacologic principles and then teaching you how to apply those principles to clinical practice. Focusing on applying pharmacologic scientific knowledge to clinical practice, it explains diagnostic and treatment reasoning and rational drug selection, while providing useful clinical pearls from experienced practitioners
Dr. Colbert's Hormone Health Zone: Lose Weight, Restore Energy, F...
by Don Colbert

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English

Pages

225

Publication Date

January 22, 2019

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<DIV><B><I>NEW YORK TIMES</I> BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF <I>DR. COLBERT’S KETO ZONE DIET, THE SEVEN PILLARS OF HEALTH, AND DR. COLBERT'S "I CAN DO THIS" DIET</I><BR /><BR /> WHAT IF YOU COULD REGAIN YOUR YOUTH?</B><BR /> After more than thirty years of study Don Colbert, MD, has finally solved the hormone puzzle. Now the answers you need are available, and with the latest groundbreaking information Dr. Colbert provides in this book, you no longer have to settle for simply balancing your hormones; you can OPTIMIZE them to return to the healthy, fit, and vibrant life you enjoyed in your twenties. It sounds too good to be true—but it’s not!<BR /><BR /> Hormones play a vital role in each of our lives, and the benefits of optimizing your hormone levels can include:</DIV><ul><li>Increased energy, strength, ability to lose fat, and libido</li><li>Better moods, memory, and mental clarity</li><li>Improved relationships</li><li>Feeling younger, healthier, and happier</li></ul><DIV><I>Dr. Colbert's Hormone Health Zone, </I>dispels the myths about bioidentical hormones, sheds light on common hormone disruptors you need to avoid, and tells you what your doctor may not know about the proper tests, optimum hormone levels, and action steps you need to take to achieve your desired results. For years hormone imbalances have gone undiagnosed, but not anymore. Arm yourself with the latest information from a trusted source. <B>A balanced, happy, healthy life is the goal, and getting in the zone—the hormone zone—is the way to achieve it.</B></DIV>
Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick S...
by , Jamie Wheal

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English

Pages

309

Publication Date

February 21, 2017

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<p><strong>NATIONAL BESTSELLER </strong></p><p><strong>CNBC and Strategy + Business Best Business Book of 2017</strong></p><p><strong>"Steven and Jamie have done a wonderful job of balancing the promises, perils, and how-to prescriptions of engineering peak states such as 'flow.'" </strong><strong>—</strong><strong>Tim Ferriss, #1 <em>New York Times </em>best-selling author of <em>The 4-Hour Workweek</em></strong><p></p>It’s the biggest revolution you’ve never heard of, and it’s hiding in plain sight. Over the past decade, Silicon Valley executives like Eric Schmidt and Elon Musk, Special Operators like the Navy SEALs and the Green Berets, and maverick scientists like Sasha Shulgin and Amy Cuddy have turned everything we thought we knew about high performance upside down. Instead of grit, better habits, or 10,000 hours, these trailblazers have found a surprising short cut. They're harnessing rare and controversial states of consciousness to solve critical challenges and outperform the competition. <p></p><p><em>New York Times</em> bestselling author Steven Kotler and high performance expert Jamie Wheal spent four years investigating the leading edges of this revolution—from the home of SEAL Team Six to the Googleplex, the Burning Man festival, Richard Branson’s Necker Island, Red Bull’s training center, Nike’s innovation team, and the United Nations’ Headquarters. And what they learned was stunning: In their own ways, with differing languages, techniques, and applications, every one of these groups has been quietly seeking the same thing: the boost in information and inspiration that altered states provide. </p><p>Today, this revolution is spreading to the mainstream, fueling a <em>trillion</em> dollar underground economy and forcing us to rethink how we can all lead richer, more productive, more satisfying lives. Driven by four accelerating forces—psychology, neurobiology, technology and pharmacology—we are gaining access to and insights about some of the most contested and misunderstood terrain in history. Stealing Fire is a provocative examination of what’s actually possible; a guidebook for anyone who wants to radically upgrade their life.</p><p></p>

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