John Abramson, MD, MS

John Abramson

John Abramson served as a family physician for 22 years and is the author of “Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine” (HarperCollins 2004, third edition 2008).

He has been on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for 17 years, where he taught primary care and is currently is a lecturer in the department of Healthcare Policy.

He served seven years as chairperson of the department of Family Practice at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass.

John consults as an expert in litigation involving the pharmaceutical industry and has served as an unpaid consultant to the FBI and Department of Justice.

Recent publications include a paper in BMJ, “Should people at low risk of cardiovascular disease take a statin?” (October 2013), and a New York Times op-ed responding to the updated guidelines for cholesterol treatment, “Don’t Give More Patients Statins” (November 2013).