Blood Medicine : Blowing the Whistle on One of the Deadliest Prescription Drugs Ever

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-08-01
  • Publisher: Plume

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" Blood Feudrivals A Civil Actionfor best non-fiction book of the past twenty years." - John Lescroart, New York Timesbestselling author of Damage Procrit seemed like a biotech miracle, promising a golden age in medical care. Developed in the 1980s by Amgen and licensed to the pharmaceutical giant, Johnson & Johnson, the drug (AKA Epogen and Aranesp) soon generated billions in annual revenue-and still does. Mark Duxbury was a J&J salesman who believed in the blood-booster, setting record sales and winning company awards. Then Duxbury started to learn unsavory truths about Procrit and J&J's business practices. He was fired and filed a whistleblower suit to warn the public. When Jan Schlichtman ( A Civil Action) learned of Duxbury's crusade, he signed on. Now, he's fighting on behalf of cancer patients and for every American who trusts Big Pharma with his life.

Author Biography

Kathleen Sharp is a journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Parade, Elle, and Fortune, among many other publications; she has won six awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, among other honors. She lives in Santa Barbara, California.

Table of Contents

Prologuep. 1
Meet and Greetp. 7
The Dealp. 24
Medicine Roadp. 41
Raise the Stakesp. 54
The Cancer Indicationp. 66
Chosen Onep. 82
The Depositionp. 101
On the Borderp. 112
Bluesp. 129
Quality of Lifep. 148
Gaslightingp. 164
The Overdose Planp. 177
The Millionaires' Clubp. 197
"Strength for Living"p. 219
Code Mistressp. 234
The Arbitratorp. 257
For the Kingp. 273
Black Opsp. 289
The Eleventh Hourp. 303
Twice Savedp. 319
Miracle-Grop. 335
Brothersp. 355
As the World Spinsp. 369
The Burdenp. 384
Notesp. 401
Acknowledgmentsp. 423
Indexp. 425
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