Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom

Bottom line: for the love of god, do NOT take generic drugs if you can help it. And most people can’t help it because health care coverage only covers generics in most cases. Eban’s book exposes the greed, deceit, corruption of overseas pill manufacturing where subpar ingredients are substituted in and massive amounts of test data is faked. FDA inspections are scheduled ahead of time, allowing for a farce of an inspection, unlike those on U.S. soil. If your generic comes from India, China, Croatia, you are gambling with your life. Told with significant help from a whistleblower who uncovered the mess in India. You’re left with an unpleasant taste in your mouth about how evil and awful humans are in general. Ugh.