Dangerous Doses

A True Story of Cops, Counterfeiters, and the Contamination of America's Drug Supply

by Katherine Eban

On Sale: 05/01/2006

Dangerous Doses

A True Story of Cops, Counterfeiters, and the Contamination of America's Drug Supply

by Katherine Eban

On Sale: 05/01/2006

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About the Book

In the tradition of the great investigative classics, Dangerous Doses exposes the dark side of America's pharmaceutical trade. Stolen, compromised, and counterfeit medicine increasingly makes its way into a poorly regulated distribution system—where it may reach unsuspecting patients who stake their lives on its effectiveness.

Katherine Eban's hard-hitting exploration of America's secret ring of drug counterfeiters takes us to Florida, where tireless investigators follow the trail of medicine stolen in a seemingly minor break-in as it funnels into a sprawling national network of drug polluters. Their pursuit stretches from a strip joint in South Miami to the halls of Congress as they battle entrenched political interests and uncover an increasing threat to America's health.

With the conscience of a crusading reporter, Eban has crafted a riveting narrative that shows how, when we most need protection, we may be most at risk.
 

Critical Praise

PRAISE FOR DANGEROUS DOSES

"In a style reminiscent of some of the best detective storytellers, Eban takes us breathlessly through robberies, back-room deals, cluttered and dirty warehouses, crooked dealers, sociopathic profiteers, shell companies, and state and federal laws so porous that convicted felons can become prescription-drug brokers."--The Boston Globe

"A riveting account of a 2 1/2-year investigation in South Florida . . . As Eban recounts, the scam was broken wide open by a 'ragtag' group of seasoned investigators who seem as if they were cast right out of an episode of The Wire."--Bernadine Healy, U.S. News & World Report

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780156030854
  • ISBN 10: 0156030853
  • Imprint: Ecco
  • On Sale: 05/01/2006
  • Pages: 512
  • List Price:33.50 CAD
  • BISAC1 : MEDICAL / Pharmacology
  • BISAC2 : MEDICAL / Pain Medicine
  • BISAC3 : LAW / Drugs & the Law

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