Thursday, May 15, 2008

On Bill Moyers Journal - May 16, 2008

From the Bill Moyers NEWSLETTER - Friday, May 16, 2008

“One hundred thousand Americans die every year from the prescription drugs that they took just as the doctor directed. This isn't when a doctor or a pharmacist made a mistake or the patient accidentally took too much. This is when everything supposedly went right.”- Melody Petersen


A Democratic house divided. Bill Moyers interviews Christopher Edley, Jr. and Maria Echaveste - he’s for Obama and she’s for Clinton. They met working in the Clinton administration and now, having been married for nine years, Edley and Echaveste are both advising their respective candidates. Edley serves as dean and professor of law of UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law, where Echaveste is a lecturer in residence.

Then, independent journalist Melody Petersen talks about the dangers of a market-driven pharmaceutical industry.

And, a Bill Moyers essay on Rupert Murdoch.


Has talk of the primaries and election affected your personal relationships? Share your story.

Is direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising good for Americans? Tell us what you think.

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