Bottle of Lies
The Inside Story of the Generic Drug BoomAudiobook CD - 2019
Many have hailed the widespread use of generic drugs as one of the most important public-health developments of the twenty-first century. Today, almost 90 percent of our pharmaceutical market is comprised of generics, the majority of which are manufactured overseas. We have been reassured by our doctors, our pharmacists and our regulators that generic drugs are identical to their brand-name counterparts, just less expensive. But is this really true? Katherine Eban's book exposes the deceit behind generic-drug manufacturing, and the attendant risks for global health. Drawing on exclusive accounts from whistleblowers and regulators, as well as thousands of pages of confidential FDA documents, Eban reveals an industry where fraud is rampant, companies routinely falsify data, and executives circumvent almost every principle of safe manufacturing to minimize cost and maximize profit, confident in their ability to fool inspectors. Meanwhile, patients unwittingly consume medicine with unpredictable and even life-threatening effects.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Harper Audio, 2019
Edition: Unabridged, Retail edition
Branch Call Number: CD 615.1 EBAN
Characteristics: 12 audio discs (14 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in digital optical audio file CD audio