Big Pharma's Hold on Your Body

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Gregory Shumer, center, Omer Shah, left, and Jasmine Zheng, all third-year Georgetown medical students, prepare to meet with a patient/actor in an exam room on the Georgetown Medical School.

Jonathan Capehart guest hosts today!

Adam Tanner, author and fellow at Harvard University’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science, joins us to discuss his new book Our Bodies Our Data: How Companies Make Billions Selling Our Medical Records. Tanner examines how big pharma invades our medical privacy with a detailed account of how drug companies collect, analyze and sell patient data. He reveals that anyone who has ever visited a doctor has likely had their prescriptions, hospital records, insurance claims, blood-test results, and more bought and sold for corporate gain.

On Wednesday, January 11th at 6:30pm, Adam will be giving a talk at the Mid-Manhattan Public Library at 455 Fifth Avenue on the 6th floor. For more information, click here.