Bad Medicine, Part 2: Death By Diagnosis

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Season 6, Episode 27

This week on Freakonomics Radio: by some estimates, medical error is the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. How can that be? And what’s to be done?

Plus: Stephen J. Dubner investigates how so many ineffective and even dangerous drugs make it to the market.

To find out more, check out the podcasts from which this hour was drawn: “Bad Medicine, Part 2: (Drug) Trials and Tribulations” and “Bad Medicine, Part 3: Death by Diagnosis.”

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