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The Truth About Medical Spam

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The Truth About Medical Spam

The Truth About Medical Spam

The Truth About Medical Spam

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About one third of spam e-mail is trying to sell a medical product. A couple of scientists decided to order one of every medication offered to them to see what would happen. Pediatrician and Slate's medical columnist Dr. Sydney Spiesel discusses the experiment with Alex Cohen.