Bottle of Lies

By Katherine Eban,

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New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2019

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From an award-winning journalist, an explosive narrative investigation of…

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1 author picked Bottle of Lies as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This book saves lives -- and that is not hyperbole! It opened my eyes to the dangers of the poorly regulated generic drug industry.

I was horrified to learn I had been taking a prescription drug for several years that was manufactured by a disreputable company in India that, like a number of other foreign manufacturers, skimps on or adulterates active ingredients. While I didn't die as a result, some people prescribed medication for heart ailments and cancer did.

The book reads like a thriller. Eban spent years investigating the generic pharmaceutical industry, accompanying a whistle-blower through his nearly decade-long…

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