It’s hard to read Our Daily Meds without thinking of Americans as shaven-head underground dwellers of THX-1138, shuffling through their twilight days in a prescription-drug-haze. Although the admirably plain-styled author Melody Petersen does her best by the end of the book to provide a way forward, in case any crusading legislator decides to stop riding the Big Pharma gravy train and get on the case (Ralph Nader, where are you?), it’s difficult for stories like the one just described to not have a hope-draining effect on readers.
Our Daily Meds is in stores now, just in time for people concerned by the recent news about drug remains in the water supply (which the book covers as well). You can read the full review at PopMatters.