Bottle of Lies

A book to change the way you practice…

I just finished reading, Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom by Katherine Eban. This book tells the story of how generic medicines came to the American market, how the US health system has leaned on their lower prices, and the many difficulties the FDA faces to effectively regulate this aspect of the market.

I wish the book ended on a more positive note. I am a practicing physician who dispenses medications in my office. I have encouraged the use of generics and reassured many patients on their bio-equivalence to brand names over the years.

Reading this book made me question some of my previous behaviors.

A good book is one that tells a story, challenges your thoughts, and possibly adjusts your behavior. This is a good book.