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PHARMA Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America

by | Read by Jacques Roy

Contemporary Culture • 23 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2020

Jacques Roy's consistently clear performance of Posner's audiobook is appropriate for its tone. Posner's research into the pharmaceutical industry is unsparing. Listeners are guided through the history of an industry that routinely seeks profit over public interest. Key details are covered: Why are there so many variants to over-the-counter painkillers? How did Oxycontin become so popular despite demonstrable public harm? Posner's research is exhaustive and provides damning insights. ("Pharma bro" Martin Shkreli was publicly vilified in 2015 for raising a vital drug's cost from $13 from $750, but that price remains unchanged). Roy's approach to this work provides a neutral yet engaging tone for its information on the nature of this controversial industry. S.P.C. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2020]

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2020

DD ISBN 9781797101729 $34.99

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