Exposing the Bottle of Lies of the Pharmaceutical industry
A modern life story: you feel pain, you pop a pill.But do we truly know what we are consuming? Katherine Eban’s Bottle of Lies exposes the deceit behind generic-drug manufacturing. Drawing on exclusive accounts from whistleblowers and regulators, and 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. A shocking exposé of how one of India's then-largest drugmakers Ranbaxy Laboratories fell apart; Bottle of Lies reveals how the world’s greatest public-health innovation has become one of its most astonishing swindles. We sit down with Katherine Eban, in conversation with Madhu Trehan to find out more.