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E-DRUG:  Important New book- Big Pharma and Doctors in Canada
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E-drug member Emeritus Professor Joel Lexchin from the School of Health
Policy and Management, York University, Toronto Canada, has written a new -
and he says his last - book - Doctors in Denial: Why Big Pharma and the
Canadian Medical Profession Are Too Close for Comfort.

Doctors in Denial examines the relationship between the Canadian medical
profession and the pharmaceutical industry, and explains how doctors have
become dependents of the drug companies instead of champions of patients'
health. Big Pharma plays a role in every aspect of doctors' work. These
giant, wealthy multinationals influence how medical students are trained
and receive information, how research is done in hospitals and
universities, what is published in leading medical journals, what drugs are
approved, and what patients expect when they go into their doctors'
offices. But almost all doctors deny the influence and control the drug
companies exert.

In this book Dr. Lexchin urges the medical profession to make the changes
needed to give priority to protecting and promoting patients' health and
benefitting society, rather than enabling Big Pharma to dominate health
care while raking in billions in profits from citizens and governments.

The book will be available as of Monday May 1 in both hard copy and as an
ebook from commercial sources and from the publisher  - Lorimer
http://www.lorimer.ca/adults/adult-home.html

You can contact Joel for more information at  jlexchin@yorku.ca

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