The Inside Story Of The Generic Drug Boom

Jul 25, 2019

Cool Science Radio welcomes investigative journalist and Fortune  magazine contributor Katherine Eban. Last time you filled a prescription, did you pay attention to whether the prescription you received was a generic drug? You likely hoped so, because generics are always cheaper. In fact, the widespread use of generic drugs has been hailed as one of the most important public health developments of the twentieth century. But who is manufacturing these generics, under what conditions and against what standards? Who is testing them and how do we know they are identical to the brand name? Over ten years, across four continents, and more than 240 interviews, Eban joins us to discuss her new book: Bottle of Lies, The inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom. Welcome to Cool Science Radio. (Rebroadcast)