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The Resource Bottle of lies : the inside story of the generic drug boom, Katherine Eban

Bottle of lies : the inside story of the generic drug boom, Katherine Eban

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Bottle of lies : the inside story of the generic drug boom
Title
Bottle of lies
Title remainder
the inside story of the generic drug boom
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Eban
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 Bottle of Lies 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 dangerous effects. The story of generic drugs is truly global. It connects middle America to China, India, sub-Saharan Africa and Brazil, and represents the ultimate litmus test of globalization: what are the risks of moving drug manufacturing offshore, and are they worth the savings?" -- Dust jacket
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DLC
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Eban, Katherine
Dewey number
615.1
Index
index present
LC call number
RS55.2
LC item number
.E23 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
QV 771
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Generic drugs
  • Drug adulteration
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Drug adulteration
Label
Bottle of lies : the inside story of the generic drug boom, Katherine Eban
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [421]-461) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Shifting ground. The man who saw further ; The gold rush ; A slum for the rich ; The language of quality ; Red flags -- Part II: India rises. Freedom fighters ; One dollar a day ; A clever way of doing things ; The assignment -- Part III: A cat-and-mouse business. The global cover-up ; Map of the world ; The pharaoh of pharma -- Part IV: Making a case. Out of the shadows ; "Do not give to FDA" ; "How big is the problem?" ; Diamond and ruby ; "You just don't get it" -- Part V: Detectives in the dark. Congress wakes up ; Solving for X ; A test of endurance ; A deep, dark well ; The $600 million jacket -- Part VI: The watershed. The light switch ; We are the champions ; Crashing files ; The ultimate testing laboratory -- Part VII: Reckonings. Flies too numerous to count ; Standing
Control code
on1057377213
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 482 pages
Isbn
9780062338792
Lccn
2018048368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Bottle of lies : the inside story of the generic drug boom, Katherine Eban
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [421]-461) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Shifting ground. The man who saw further ; The gold rush ; A slum for the rich ; The language of quality ; Red flags -- Part II: India rises. Freedom fighters ; One dollar a day ; A clever way of doing things ; The assignment -- Part III: A cat-and-mouse business. The global cover-up ; Map of the world ; The pharaoh of pharma -- Part IV: Making a case. Out of the shadows ; "Do not give to FDA" ; "How big is the problem?" ; Diamond and ruby ; "You just don't get it" -- Part V: Detectives in the dark. Congress wakes up ; Solving for X ; A test of endurance ; A deep, dark well ; The $600 million jacket -- Part VI: The watershed. The light switch ; We are the champions ; Crashing files ; The ultimate testing laboratory -- Part VII: Reckonings. Flies too numerous to count ; Standing
Control code
on1057377213
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 482 pages
Isbn
9780062338792
Lccn
2018048368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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