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    • Pandora’s Lab

    • Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong
    • By: Paul A. Offit MD
    • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 354
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    Pandora's Lab takes us from opium's heyday as the pain reliever of choice to recognition of opioids as a major cause of death in the United States; from the rise of trans fats as the golden ingredient for tastier, cheaper food to the heart disease epidemic that followed; and from the cries to ban DDT for the sake of the environment to an epidemic-level rise in world malaria.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very interesting

    • By Aceaussie on 01-29-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Do You Believe in Magic?

    • The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine
    • By: Paul A. Offit
    • Narrated by: Corey Snow
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    Medical expert Paul A. Offit, MD, offers a scathing exposé of the alternative medicine industry, revealing how even though some popular therapies are remarkably helpful due to the placebo response, many of them are ineffective, expensive, and even deadly. Dr. Offit reveals how alternative medicine - an unregulated industry under no legal obligation to prove its claims or admit its risks - can actually be harmful to our health. Using dramatic real-life stories, Offit separates the sense from the nonsense.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Must Listen!

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-13-15

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Bad Faith

    • When Religious Belief Undermines Modern Medicine
    • By: Paul A. Offit MD
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    In recent years there have been major outbreaks of whooping cough among children in California, mumps in New York, and measles in Ohio's Amish country - despite the fact that these are all vaccine-preventable diseases. Although America is the most medically advanced place in the world, many people disregard modern medicine in favor of using their faith to fight life-threatening illnesses. In 21st-century America, how could this be happening?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read

    • By Jodi B on 05-24-16
    • When Religious Belief Undermines Modern Medicine
    • By: Paul A. Offit MD
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Release date: 05-12-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 50 ratings

    Regular price: $26.59