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Pharma : greed, lies, and the poisoning of America

Author: Gerald L Posner
Publisher: New York : Avid Reader Press, 2021. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Avid Reader Press trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"Exorbitant prices for lifesaving drugs, safety recalls affecting tens of millions of Americans, and soaring rates of addiction and overdose on prescription opioids have caused many to lose faith in pharmaceutical companies. Now, Americans are demanding national reckoning with a monolithic industry. In Pharma, award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author Gerald Posner uncovers the real story of  Read more...
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Named Person: Sackler family.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald L Posner
ISBN: 9781501152030 1501152033
OCLC Number: 1162990643
Description: xi, 802 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Patient zero --
The poison squad --
Enter the Feds --
The wonder drug --
"Could you patent the sun?" --
An unlikely trio --
A one-atom difference --
A "Jewish kid from Brooklyn" --
Medicine Avenue --
The hard sell blitz --
A haven for communists --
The puppet master --
Fake doctors --
A "Sackler empire" --
"Be happy" pills --
"The therapeutic jungle" --
"Paint the worst possible picture" --
Thalidomide to the rescue --
The $100 million drug --
Legal but somehow "shifty" --
Targeting women --
Death with dignity --
"Go-go Goddard" --
"Here, eat this root" --
"They clean their own cages" --
"Splashdown!" --
"Tell him his lawyer is calling" --
A new definition of blockbuster --
"Kiss the ring" --
The temple of Dendur --
"Valiumania" --
Swine flu --
"Black River" --
"Everything can be abused" --
The age of biotech --
A "gay cancer" --
"None of the public's damned business" --
A pain management revolution --
Enter generics --
Selling hearts and minds --
"No one likes airing dirty laundry in public" --
"The sales department on steroids" --
"$$$$$$$$$$$$$ It's bonus time in the neighborhood" --
Talking stomachs and dead presidents --
"We have to hammer on the abusers" --
"Giving Purdue a free pass" --
"You messed with the wrong mother" --
Profits and corpses --
Gaming the system --
Billion-dollar orphans --
The coming pandemic --
"Essentially a crime family."
Other Titles: Greed, lies, and the poisoning of America
Responsibility: Gerald Posner.

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"Exorbitant prices for lifesaving drugs, safety recalls affecting tens of millions of Americans, and soaring rates of addiction and overdose on prescription opioids have caused many to lose faith in pharmaceutical companies. Now, Americans are demanding national reckoning with a monolithic industry. In Pharma, award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author Gerald Posner uncovers the real story of the Sacklers, the family that became one of America's wealthiest from the success of OxyContin, their blockbuster narcotic painkiller at the centure of the opioid crisis. The unexpected twists and turns of the Sakler family saga are told against the startling chronicle of a powerful industry that sits at the intersection of public health and profits. Pharma reveals how and why American drug companies have put earnings ahead of patients"--

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"A withering and encyclopedic indictment of a drug industry that often seems to prioritize profits over patients . . . Pharma reads like a pharmaceutical version of cops and robbers." -New York Times Read more...

 
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