John Abramson, Big Pharma 'Sickening" | Lex Fridman Podcast #263

John Abramson is faculty at Harvard Medical School and a family physician for over two decades. He’s the author of the new book Sickening about how big pharma broke American healthcare and how we can fix it.

EPISODE LINKS:
John’s Website: People | Health Care Policy
Sickening (book): Sickening: How Big Pharma Broke American Health Care and How We Can Repair It: Abramson, John: 9781328957818: Amazon.com: Books
Overdosed America (book): Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine: Abramson, Dr. John: 9780061344763: Amazon.com: Books

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OUTLINE:
0:00 - Introduction
7:52 - Biggest problem with big pharma
16:54 - Advertising
36:45 - Corruption
53:01 - Pfizer vaccine data
1:01:53 - Vaccine profits
1:12:48 - Censorship
1:33:34 - FDA
1:42:09 - NIH
1:51:06 - Live longer
1:54:36 - Medications
2:03:00 - Doctors
2:07:07 - Advice for young people
2:08:03 - Big pharma’s influence
2:12:47 - Mortality
2:14:38 - Meaning of life

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