A Tale of Two Pharma Whistleblower Novels
Big Pharma and Killer Drug
My summer reading included two novels about the pharmaceutical industry that featured industry whistleblowers and/or were written by whistleblowers.
The first novel I read was Big Pharma, The Novel, written by John Prieve, a former pharmaceutical executive. The other novel, Killer Drug, is the second by Peter Rost, a well-known whistleblower and former Pfizer executive.
Although whistleblowing figures prominently in both novels, the two are as different as night and day. Killer Drug is the night very dark and lacking depth whereas Big Pharma is the day shedding light on real-world pharmaceutical marketing and sales practices.
This article is a review of both novels and includes insights from several bloggers and other experts, including Jane Chin.
Topics and issues covered include:
- Separating Fact from Fiction
- Big Pharma
- A Review of Big Pharma by an Insider
- Killer Drug Review
- The Rost Hype Machine
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Issue: Vol. 6, No. 7: August 2007
Word Count: 2945