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Written by Jerry Avorn, M.D.Author Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Jerry Avorn, M.D.

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: August 9, 2005
  • Price: $15.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-4000-3078-1 (1-4000-3078-1)
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PROLOGUE: DIFFERENT STROKES

PART ONE: BENEFITS
1: THE PREGNANT MARE’S LESSON
2: LEAVING THE DARK AGES BEHIND, MOSTLY

PART TWO: RISKS
3: THE FAT IS IN THE FIRE
4: TOO SWEET TO BE TRUE
5: COLD COMFORT
6: GETTING RISKS RIGHT
7: THE MOST VULNERABLE PATIENTS
8: ENTER DOCTOR FAUSTUS
9: IMPERFECT MEASURES
10: WHOSE RISK IS IT, ANYWAY?
11: A BALANCING ACT

PART THREE: COSTS
12: LIVE CHEAP OR DIE
13: FILLING THE PIPELINE
14: WHAT THE TRAFFIC WILL BEAR
15: NAVIGATING THE THIRD DIMENSION

PART FOUR: INFORMATION
16: SIGNALS, NOISE, AND THE BIG VOID
17: INFORMATIONAL KUDZU
18: DEVISING AN ANTIDOTE
19: THE EMPEROR’S FASHION CRITICS
20: SAME LANGUAGE, DIFFERENT ACCENTS

PART FIVE: POLICY
21: PULLING THE FACTS TOGETHER
22: TURNING KNOWLEDGE INTO ACTION
23: MARKETS AND MEDICINES

EPILOGUE: THE TRIPLE-EDGED SWORD

NOTES
INDEX