Hope or Hype: The Obsession with Medical Advances and the High Cost of False Promises

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INDEX
Abbott Laboratories, 37–38, 93, 180
AbioCor artificial heart, 3, 21, 23–24
Abiomed, 23
AcroMed, 191
acyclovir, 65–66
Adalat, 109
Adipex-P (phentermine), 43, 222
AdvaMed, 189, 269
advertising, 71–82, 119, 123, 156–157, 165, 217, 219, 221, 264, 287
advisory boards, 80, 263–264
advocacy groups, 141–151, 160, 247, 286
Aetna, 125
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR), 159, 190–192, 270
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 243
AIDS, advocacy groups for, 141–142, 160
Aiken, Linda, 201
albumin, 184
Allen, Thomas, 86, 267
allergies, 146–147, 156
ALLHAT study, 241, 267
alteplase, 100–101, 149
Altman, Lawrence, 119
American Academy of Emergency Medicine, 101
American Academy of Family Physicians, 268
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 208
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), 263, 268
American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, 239
American Cancer Society, 149–150
American College of Physicians, 239, 269
American College of Rheumatology, 125
American Heart Association, 100, 101, 149–150, 169–173
American Home Products, 93
American Hospital Association (AHA), 39, 140
American Medical Association (AMA), 39, 80, 263, 269
American Obesity Association, 218–219
American Society for Bariatric Surgery, 224
Amgen Inc., 77
amlodipine (Norvase), 173
amphotericin B, 107–108
Andrx Corporation, 93
aneurysms, 195–198
Angell, Marcia, 120–121
angina, 93, 109, 173, 205
angioplasty, 7, 13–14, 137, 278
Anheuser-Busch, 71
antibiotics, 30–31, 81, 93, 147, 236
antidepressants, 90, 98, 123, 246
antihistamines, 156
anti-inflammatory drugs, 67, 89, 104, 245, 256, 268
antinausea drugs, 178, 266
Antoun, Saad, 97–98
aortic aneurysms, 195–198
apheresis, 283–284
April, Paul, 96–97
arthritis, 48, 103–104, 125, 206–208, 256, 268
arthroscopic surgery, 206–208
artificial hearts, 3, 21–24, 283
Ashcroft, John, 86
aspirin, 156, 210
Association for Interventional Radiology, 118
Association of American Medical Colleges, 269

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