Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom

Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From an award-winning journalist, an explosive narrative investigation of the generic drug boom that reveals fraud and life-threatening dangers on a global scale?The Junglefor pharmaceuticals 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 A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From an award-winning journalist, an explosive narrative investigation of the g...

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Title:Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom
Author:Katherine Eban
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0062338803
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:512 pages pages

Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom Reviews

  • Alex Givant
    Aug 08, 2019
    One of these rare books when you spend couple days or a week and will get so much information about the subject you knew nothing before - sometimes even more than you asked for. I enjoyed it a lot and it make me think if any medicine me or my relatives takes are generic one (will try t...
  • Renée
    May 25, 2019
    We all need to thank Katherine Eban for her phenomenal book "Bottle of Lies." This is a must-read book, especially if you're taking generic drugs. (I spent a lot of time after reading Eban's book researching the companies who make the generic drugs I take. I am definitely switching awa...
  • Harriet
    Jun 16, 2019
    Reading this book will give you nightmares. But not reading it might make you sick in a different way. This is the utterly harrowing story of what's wrong with our generic medications and why. Obsessively reported, painstakingly laid out, this account shows us what's wrong with not jus...
  • Jessica Capelle
    May 31, 2019
    This book is some fantastic journalism. But warning- it will make you so very angry. The level of corruption and fraud and complete lack of concern for patient safety is appalling. ...
  • Ankit Agrawal
    May 22, 2019
    I have been studying the pharma industry for the last couple of months from the ground up and this book couldn't have come at a better time. Needless to say, I bought a copy the day it was released. The recent media reports over the generics price-fixing scandal gave it good publicity ...
  • Ivana
    Jun 14, 2019
    What a terrifying book. Really, I have no words. You couldn?t make up something like this. We?re all just simply a collateral to the greedy corporate overlords. And it?s not like we have any recourse. What the fuck. ...
  • Kundan
    Jul 14, 2019
    After you read this book, it'd be difficult for you to buy generic drugs - the cheaper yet almost equally effective alternatives of the highly expensive branded drugs. The extent to which offshore drug manufacturers, particularly in India (the worst offender being Ranbaxy) and China go...
  • Manzoor Elahi
    Jul 09, 2019
    Katherine Eban is an investigative reporter focusing on the pharmaceutical industry for many years. In 2008, Joe Graedon, a host of the NPR program The People?s Pharmacy, contacted Katherine Eban. Patients had been calling and writing in to his program with serious complaints abou...
  • Ali
    Jul 13, 2019
    MOST TERRIFYING BOOK I'VE EVER READ: Do you or loved ones take generic drugs? Are they manufactured in India or China? If so, THROW THEM AWAY and get the brand-name stuff instead. I'm 100% serious. Why? Because in order to save money and make more profit, generic drug manufacturers in ...
  • Elizabeth Stolar
    Jun 11, 2019
    I'm pretty numb at this point to seeing instances of egregious and even obvious wrongdoing being ignored by any bodies that are capable of righting and punishing that wrongdoing. But this book still dismayed and shocked cynical me. I want to say that I just can't believe what is going ...
  • Dona
    Jun 29, 2019
    I finished reading that book BOTTLES OF LIES. It doesn't give the companies who manufacturer generic drugs a good rap -- esp. those from India & China, The FDA does not really have much clot in foreign counties about safety standard, cleanliness, testing procedures, correct mixture...
  • Bryan
    Jul 06, 2019
    Truly startling and distressing to read. We put faith in our regulatory bodies, in this case the FDA, and trust that what is available to us on the market is safe, effective, and reliable. This book not only exposes this charade but places serious doubt into the integrity of anything t...
  • Louis
    Jun 13, 2019
    Katherine Eban?s Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom is the story of the rise and fall of Ranbaxy, a generic drug manufacturer, as well as the larger issues surrounding generic drugs. In Theranos-esque fashion, Ranbaxy substituted brand name drugs for its own...
  • Michael Silverman
    May 30, 2019
    3.75 Stars Well researched. Incredibly disturbing. For those who believe that generic drugs are identical to brand names, Eban provides a very rude awakening. This part of the story is the most riveting, surprising and important (as a consumer) to understand. What Eban details in re...
  • Stephen
    May 21, 2019
    This is an important book not just about generic drugs that are its subject, but globalization in general. The story is painful to read as fraud, low standards, and corporate malfeasance in any country affects people in other countries in our global age. All that is frightening and...
  • Erin
    Jun 03, 2019
    I. Have. No. Words. ...
  • John Hopkins
    Jun 18, 2019
    Never again will I swallow a new pill without finding out where the thing was manufactured. Katherine Eban's devastating account of fraud in the generic drug industry is equally damning to the compromises that our regulators make in response to political demands for low-cost medication...
  • Elizabeth
    May 25, 2019
    This is a must read book for anyone who has been prescribed a generic medication....... which is pretty much everyone. The book is long and may look intimidating, but it reads like an action thriller. There are heroes and villains, conspiracies involving presidents (of companies), and ...
  • E. Kahn
    May 20, 2019
    In a world where pharmaceutical companies charge thousands of dollars for life-saving medicines that cost under a dollar to make and whose development was paid for by the taxpayer, inexpensive generics threaten to undercut prices and eliminate outrageous return on investment. Only one ...
  • Chaitalee Ghosalkar
    Jul 21, 2019
    More often than not, news of FDA giving warning letters to pharmaceutical companies ends up tanking the companies' shares and as an alert to not invest in them. Katherine Eban makes you look past the superficial attention we pay to such news items and takes you though the murky ride fr...
  • Liz
    Jun 20, 2019
    Well-written investigative account of the criminal fraud at Ranbaxy pharmaceuticals. It tries a little too hard in places to sound like a Tom-Clancy-type thriller, and some of the chapters work well on their own but don't flow together well for the sake of the overall book. Eban's f...
  • Marian
    May 16, 2019
    Here is an important, easily read, current book with essential information we collectively need to prioritize rethinking of pharmaceutical ethics, manufacturing, delivery, politics, guidelines, and economics worldwide. I strongly encourage those interested in public health, policy-maki...
  • Patwm
    May 19, 2019
    I urge everyone I know to read this account of generic drug manufacturing in India and China. When you do you will run to your medicine cabinet and check every bottle. This is sobering and sad as it is another illustration of humankind?s love of profit and lack of love for everyone e...
  • Shivakumar Srinivasan
    May 30, 2019
    A fantastic read . Written with a investigative narrative, it digs deep into the rise of the generic drugs industry , and in particular exposes the recents scandals uncovered in the US on these bulk drug manufacturers, many of them out of India. While the bulk of the story is focussed ...
  • AprilNancy
    May 26, 2019
    recommended by Ron's colleagues at Nerd Night ...
  • Saket Saurabh
    May 17, 2019
    Amazing storytelling, at par with books like Den of thieves or Enron story. May seem a biased against generic pharma but enough lessons for those willing to take a constructive viewpoint. Lots of respect Mr Thakur, what a person. May the forces with you. ...
  • Gaurav Andhansare
    Jun 04, 2019
    What is worse than a drug with a lot of side effects? A drug with only a lot of side effects. A scintillating read into the evolution of global generic drug industry and its transgressions. The author doesn't pull any punches intended for the astoundingly criminal lack of inte...
  • Mohana Datta
    Aug 22, 2019
    An Eye opener. ...
  • Hardeep Kumar
    Aug 16, 2019
    On one side it makes a great read and on the other side it digs into the chilling insights about the genetic drugs industry. But it is heavily biased against Indian generic drugs industry, although you have black sheeps in every industry and every country. ...
  • Jennie
    Aug 01, 2019
    I can?t even express my disappointment in the FDA?s corrupt failure to protect Americans. I am sickened and disheartened. I will forever question the generics in which I once had so much trust. ...