Shannon Brownlee is a journalist and the acting director of the Health Policy Program at the New America Foundation. Her work has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times Magazine and The New Republic. She is best known for her research and views on avoidable health care, the patchy quality of medical evidence, and the implications for health care policy. Her book, Overtreated, was named the best economics book of 2007 by the New York Times.
The real lesson from Lipitor is that big sellers are vastly overprescribed, even after going off patent