WorldCat Identities

Silverman, Milton 1910-

Overview
Works: 50 works in 163 publications in 7 languages and 4,844 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HD9666.6, 338.4761510973
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Most widely held works about Milton Silverman
 
Most widely held works by Milton Silverman
Pills, profits, and politics by Milton Silverman( Book )

13 editions published between 1974 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magic in a bottle by Milton Silverman( Book )

34 editions published between 1941 and 1957 in 5 languages and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prescriptions for death : the drugging of the Third World by Milton Silverman( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and Japanese and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The drugging of the Americas : how multinational drug companies say one thing about their products to physicians in the United States, and another thing to physicians in Latin America by Milton Silverman( Book )

13 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the United States, drug companies promoting their products to physicians are required by law to limit their claims to what they can prove, and to make full disclosure of all known hazards. Dr. Silverman, a noted science writer and pharmacologist, finds that many multinational drug companies are circumventing similar laws in Latin America in order to sell more of their products. The author provides detailed comparisons of the promotion of 28 separate prescription drugs in the U.S. and in Mexico, Central America, and other Latin American countries. Typically, claims for effectiveness are exaggerated in Latin America and the hazards are glossed over. This practice, denounced by Latin American medical experts and appalling even to scientists within the drug industry, is blamed for needless patient injury and death. When called upon to explain the inconsistencies in their promotional campaigns, their standard defense is "we're not breaking any laws." But some of these global companies have been breaking laws. They have been lying. In the United States, the major pharmaceutical companies have long and vociferously assailed the laws which now require them to restrict claims of efficacy of their products to those they can support with substantial scientific evidence and to inform physicians fully of all hazards. The companies argue that these rules are excessively harsh and that these laws and regulations are not necessary because the industry recognizes its social responsibilities and would live up to them, laws or no laws. The information presented here is a partial response to such an argument. It demonstrates that a problem exists and shows how some companies comport themselves when there are no restrictive laws, or when the laws are not enforced. -- from Preface
Bad medicine : the prescription drug industry in the Third World by Milton Silverman( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pharmaceutical industry has long and vehemently insisted that it has the willingness, the dedication, and the ability to police itself to insure that the public will not be unnecessarily harmed or defrauded. As the record shows with painful clarity, however, virtually no industry or professional group has ever adequately policed itself, and the pharmaceutical industry is no exception. Where the most flagrant abuses have been exposed and corrected, major credit must probably be divided among the media that publicized the situation, consumer groups that applied pressure, government officials who took actions that were often unpopular, and individual members of the pharmaceutical industry who had the courage to face up to their social responsibilities. To this number should perhaps be added the three authors of this volume who have, in a series of books such as Pills, Profits, and Politics, The Drugging of America, and Prescriptions for Death: The Drugging of the Third World, exposed fraudulent practices by U.S. and multinational pharmaceutical companies. In this book, the authors turn their attention to what happened in Third World countries when, because of worldwide pressures, the multinational drug companies largely corrected their notorious abuses. On the basis of painstaking research, much of it conducted in a great many Third World countries, the authors conclude that a plethora of small local firms have filled the dishonest sales channels vacated by the multinationals. The authors show in great detail how local drug firms in the Third World have taken advantage of loose regulatory practices and unscrupulous behavior on the part of regional and national health care professionals to promote the sale of dangerous or worthless drugs as remedies for diseases for which they were never intended. Warnings of bad side effects are omitted from promotional literature, drugs are sold that have not had proper trials, and drug firms have often bribed government officials, doctors, and hospital administrators in order to gain favorable treatment in the importation and sale of their products. Among the many topics treated in this book are the controversy over inexpensive generic drugs (including disclosures of fraud and bribery in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration), the actions of consumer groups, and the key role of government in preventing abuses by drug firms. The authors describe a remarkable attempt in Bangladesh, one of the poorest of all the developing countries, to develop a high-quality local drug industry. They also present as case histories reports on three extremely important drug products or groups--the dipyrones (for control of pain and fever), high-dosage estrogen-progesterone hormone products (for use in pregnancy tests), and clioquinol or Enterovioform (for treatment of diarrhea)--all of which were or still are centers of worldwide, heated controversy
Pills & the public purse : the routes to national drug insurance by Milton Silverman( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The arthritis book : a guide for patients and their families by Ephraim P Engleman( Book )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drinking in French culture, by Roland Sadoun, Giorgio Lolli, and Milton Silverman by Roland Sadoun( Book )

7 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alcoholic beverages in clinical medicine, by Chauncey D. Leake and Milton Silverman by Chauncey Depew Leake( Book )

6 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Drug coverage under national health insurance : the policy options by Milton Silverman( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drug coverage under national health insurance : Proceedings of the national conference, October 5-7, 1977 by National Conference on Drug Coverage Under National Health Insurance( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War against disease by Milton Silverman( Book )

4 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Píldoras, ganancias y política by Milton Silverman( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The toxic and anesthetic properties of certain mono-chlorpropenes by Milton Silverman( Book )

3 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second gold rush hits the West by Milton Silverman( Book )

1 edition published in 1943 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Synthesis of some dihydronaphtalene and indene compounds related to stilbestrol by Milton Silverman( Book )

4 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the National Conference on Drug Coverage Under National Health Insurance : Dulles International Airport, Virginia, 5-7 October 1977 by National Conference on Drug Coverage Under National Health Insurance( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Search for the dawn redwoods by Milton Silverman( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yao wan.li run.zheng zhi by Milton Silverman( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Silverman, Milton

Silverman, Milton Morris

Silverman, Milton Morris 1910-

シルバーマン, ミルトン

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