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Award-winning New York Times reporter Dr. Elizabeth Rosenthal’s new book – An American Sickness – dives deeps into the medical system to uncover the over-emphasis on profit and under-emphasis on care.

As she writes, “In the past quarter century, the American medical system has stopped focusing on health or even science. Instead it attends or less single-mindedly to its own profits.” The book looks at ‘how health care became big business’ and goes on to provide recommendations on ‘how you can take it back.’

While the book doesn’t focus solely on prescription drugs, Dr. Rosenthal outlines the social and economic dynamics that have led to the current prescription drug market crisis, which she refers to as a ‘racket.’

These social and financial incentives have ‘encouraged a disastrous and immoral system’.

But there is hope, we can fight back.

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