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The episode "709: John Abramson | How Big Pharma Broke American Health Care" from The Jordan Harbinger Show features Dr. John Abramson discussing the substantial influence of large pharmaceutical corporations on American healthcare. They discuss multiple issues including the misdirection caused by pharmaceutical marketing, the corruption within medical journals and regulatory bodies, and the failure of the U.S. healthcare system to efficiently manage costs and prioritize patient care over profit.

Key points covered include:

  • The persistent issue of high healthcare spending paired with relatively low life expectancy in the U.S.
  • The problematic nature of direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising which influences both patient and doctor decisions.
  • The manipulation of drug data and the unethical behavior of medical journals that publish manipulated studies.
  • A comparison of healthcare systems: countries with successful healthcare models don't allow direct-to-consumer drug advertising and have more robust systems to assess the value of medical treatments.

The episode highlights the importance of evidence-based medicine and the need for systemic reforms to reduce the pharmaceutical industry's influence over healthcare practices and policies 1.

Pharma's Influence

John and Jordan discuss the influence of Big Pharma in healthcare and how it affects doctors and patients. They emphasize the importance of lifestyle changes and how patients can take control of their healthcare by reframing their conversations with doctors.

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709: John Abramson | How Big Pharma Broke American Health Care