During her two decades at The New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Marcia Angell had a front-row seat on the growing corruption of the pharmaceutical industry. She watched drug companies stray from their original mission of discovering and manufacturing useful drugs and instead become vast marketing machines with unprecedented control over their own fortunes. She saw them gain nearly limitless influence over medical research, education, and how doctors do their jobs. She sympathized as the American public, particularly the elderly, struggled and increasingly failed to keep up with spiraling prescription drug prices. Now, in this bold, hard-hitting book, Angell exposes the shocking truth of what the pharmaceutical industry has become-and argues for essential, long-overdue change. Written with clarity and force and substantiated with in-depth research, The Truth About the Drug Companies is a searing indictment of an industry that has spun out of control.Angell, Marcia is the author of 'Truth About The Drug Companies How They Deceive Us And What To Do About It', published 2005 under ISBN 9780375760945 and ISBN 0375760946.