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Houston Healthcare Initiative's Podcast

Sep 14, 2020

On this edition we have a guest, Mr. Gerald Posner.  Mr. Posner is an accomplished investigative journalist and the author of a dozen books including “Case Closed,” a re-examination of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and “Mengele,” an account of the botched hunt for the Nazi war criminal. His latest work is “Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America.”  This book describes something we here are all very interest in which is the history of the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. I was shocked to read that many of the practices that were incorporated into marketing and selling heroin and cocaine in the early 20th century are still used today. And like they did before, the same companies are deliberately downplaying of the risk of modern-day medicines like opioids that have led to addiction and death for so many Americans. This along with an emphasis on profits over patient well-being are included.