Blood Feud: The Man Who Blew the Whistle on One of the Deadliest Prescription Drugs Ever (MP3 CD)

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By Kathleen Sharp, Coleen Marlo (Narrated by)
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Description


Blood-boosting Procrit is Johnson & Johnson's biotech superstar. Behind its various brand names, it ranks as Medicare's most reimbursed drug. But Procrit performs frighteningly well, and can stimulate so many blood cells that thousands of patients die in unexplained and painful ways. And that's not all: Cancer patients, who often receive injections, are never warned that the drug stimulates tumor growth, too, prompting one leading hematologist to dub it "Miracle-Gro for cancer." While patients have no clue about the risks behind this poorly tested drug, Johnson & Johnson sales rep Mark Duxbury knows precisely what is happening-the pharma behemoth is blatantly marketing overdoses of the drug. Duxbury tries to warn his superiors and is forced to testify in a secret court about illegal schemes. But his honesty costs him his career. Humiliated and ignored for years, Duxbury is ultimately betrayed in a shockingly cruel way. The psychological trauma drives him to attempt suicide, yet he fights on for several more years until the heartbreaking end. A Civil Action's Jan Schlichtmann has taken on the case, and is back in federal district court in Massachusetts. And all the while, Johnson & Johnson has continued to push sales of Procrit. Blood Feud is award-winning journalist Kathleen Sharp's nail-biting expose of the Procrit case. Packed with corporate espionage, plot twists, and larger-than-life characters, it's as gripping as it is terrifyingly true.

About the Author


Kathleen Sharp is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in "vanity Fair" and the "New York Times Magazine" and the author of "Mr. & Mrs. Hollywood" and "In Good Faith."

Coleen Marlo is an accomplished actor and multi-award-winning audiobook voice artist and producer. In 2010 she was named Audiobook Narrator of the Year by "Publishers Weekly," and she won the Audie Award for Literary Fiction in 2011. She has won numerous "Publishers Weekly" Listen-Up Awards and is an "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner.

Praise For…


"Sharp tells the story of sales rep Mark Duxbury, who challenged the wisdom of selling Procrit and, after testifying in a closed court, was hounded from his job." ---Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781452653761
ISBN-10: 1452653763
Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
Publication Date: September 20th, 2011
Language: English