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 New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2019 New York Public Library Best Books of 2019 Kirkus Reviews Best Health and Science Books of 2019 Science Friday Best Books of 2019 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 A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2019 New York Public Li...

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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

  • Julie
    Aug 28, 2019
    READ THIS BOOK. It is terrifying and important. If you?ve ever taken a generic drug, if you think the FDA exists to protect you, if you?ve ever thought a med just wasn?t working like it should/used to - this book will explain a lot. ...
  • Suju
    Sep 06, 2019
    I read about half fiction, half nonfiction every year. And almost every year there is one nonfiction book that just blows me away. In the past: 5 Days at Memorial, The Blood Telegram, Blood in the Water (there seems to be a theme). This year, that book is Bottle of Lies. It is a devast...
  • 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...
  • Alexis
    Aug 10, 2019
    This book actually scared me. One little overlooked consequence of globalization and the generics boom is the move to overseas production of pharmaceuticals--in particular, India (though China is also a problem, but getting information is difficult). The FDA has historically been r...
  • 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. ...
  • Wendy
    Nov 28, 2019
    holy jesus wtf. i?ve never been so horrified. speechless. i can?t believe the state of our public health at times. god wtf. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Alexander Fitzgerald
    Dec 19, 2019
    If you want to read journalism at its finest, you can't do better than Katherine Eban. I keep trying to search for discrepancies in her work, and I'm not finding much online. I'm sure she made mistakes somewhere. Every journalist does make mistakes at some points. Perhaps she shoul...
  • Jason
    Aug 18, 2019
    This is a book every person should read....or at least anyone who cares about their health or the health of loved ones in their life. This story is quite amazing, and infuriating, and honestly, brought a lot of emotions ranging from being extremely pissed off to proud to again mad. In ...
  • John
    Nov 21, 2019
    This book was an eye-opening, jaw-dropping exposure of the generic drug industry and the FDA. Clearly Americans and our Doctors are at the will of the FDA. When the FDA funding is based on the number of new drugs approved why would we expect a better result? The detailing of t...
  • 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...
  • Janet Newport
    Oct 09, 2019
    This was scary! And it should be required reading for all adults. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Tammam Aloudat
    Jun 19, 2019
    This account of the problems and deficiencies of generic medicine production is scary, the fact that there are medicines that are sold and distributed and then used by unsuspecting patients around the world that might fall short of any acceptable standard is terrifying. The book foc...
  • 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...
  • Cindy H.
    Oct 27, 2019
    I listened to this book on audio and I?m not sure if that was the best way. Read by the author, her voice was a little flat and her presentation a bit dry. However her dense research and thorough investigation was outstanding and her observations and unwinding of the overseas pharmac...
  • 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 ...
  • Dave
    Jan 01, 2020
    Five stars plus! From the book jacket: "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 Jungle' for pharmaceuticals". That says it better than I could. Author Kather...
  • Wild
    Dec 01, 2019
    Katherine Eban, the investigative reporter who brought us the frightening world of counterfeit drugs and the gray market in her book ?Dangerous Doses?, once again tackles an even larger threat to public health on a world wide scale- the corruption and malfeasance found in the gener...
  • 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...
  • Mary Crotty
    Sep 23, 2019
    so scary couldn't put it down - will never let my kids take a generic! yikes! ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 7hir7een
    Nov 13, 2019
    Disturbing in so many respects. This account is a glaring illustration of the festering corruption political intrigue engenders the world over. Who cares about the value of human life when another dollar's on the line? It's disgusting and inexcusable. Not only the blatant devaluati...