You can read the first chapter at this website: Pharmageddon: David Healy, MD. Look to the right and click on “read chapter 1”
This searing indictment, David Healy’s most comprehensive and forceful argument against the pharmaceuticalization of medicine, tackles problems in health care that are leading to a growing number of deaths and disabilities. Healy, who was the first to draw attention to the now well-publicized suicide-inducing side effects of many anti-depressants, attributes our current state of affairs to three key factors: product rather than process patents on drugs, the classification of certain drugs as prescription-only, and industry-controlled drug trials. These developments have tied the survival of pharmaceutical companies to the development of blockbuster drugs, so that they must overhype benefits and deny real hazards. Healy further explains why these trends have basically ended the possibility of universal health care in the United States and elsewhere around the world. He concludes with suggestions for reform of our currently corrupted evidence-based medical system.
David Healy has also been one of the few MDs who called attention to the phenomena of withdrawal syndromes with antidepressants. That is often how many of us has heard of him. He was aware of many of the issues with psychiatric drugs long before it became more common knowledge. This book seems to go well beyond psychiatric medicine, as it should. Our pharma controlled medical industry is literally killing us. This understanding is something that has yet to filter to the masses.
You can purchase the book via Amazon here: Pharmageddon
My favorite blog that confronts medicine in general is The Healthy Skeptic, which now simply goes by his name Chris Kresser. He does a great job of reviewing the medical literature and debunking all sorts of medical practice that has been supported by pharma.
David Healy is also the author of: Let Them Eat Prozac: The Unhealthy Relationship Between the Pharmaceutical Industry and Depression (Medicine, Culture, and History)