John Abramson is an American physician and author. He was born on January 20, 1949, in New York City. Abramson is best known for his work on the over-prescription of drugs and the influence of the pharmaceutical industry on medical research and practice.
Abramson received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his residency in family medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He worked as a family physician for over 20 years before turning his attention to researching and writing about the pharmaceutical industry.
In 2004, Abramson published his book “Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine,” which became a bestseller and brought attention to the issue of over-prescription of drugs in the United States. He has also written numerous articles and opinion pieces on the topic, as well as on the influence of the pharmaceutical industry on medical research and education.
Abramson has been an outspoken critic of the pharmaceutical industry and has called for greater transparency and accountability in medical research and practice. He has also advocated for a more holistic approach to healthcare, with a focus on prevention and lifestyle changes rather than just medication.
Abramson has received several awards for his work in medicine and healthcare, including the John M. Eisenberg Award for Practical Application of Medical Ethics from the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. He continues to be involved in medical research and education, as well as advocacy for patient-centered healthcare.