America gobbles up prescription drugs. Â Yet, for all that we take, we only rank 47th on global life expectancy charts.Â Why?
The drug companies are marketing â€“peddlingâ€”their products in more ways than you can imagine.Â TV ads, planted articles in top science journals, doctor payola like you wouldn't believe.
Some doctors are rebelling.Â Some doctors are behind bars.Â Others are still taking the cash with a smile.
Listen to an On Point discussion about America's prescription drug problem and how we got here.
Do our medicine cabinets spill over with unnecessary prescriptions?Â Do you feel the marketing might of the pharmaceutical industry on your TV, in your doctor's office, in your Congressman's office?Â Doctors: are you getting wined and dined?Â Does it make you squirm?