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Dangerous Doses A True Story of Cops, Counterfeiters, and the Contamination of America's Drug Supply

ISBN-10: 0156030853

ISBN-13: 9780156030854

Edition: 2005

Authors: Katherine Eban

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When counterfeit prescription medicine started turning up in the nation's supply and threatening some of the sickest and weakest patients, Katherine Eban went in search of the story. What she found was an unlikely and irresistible group of heroes-five aging South Florida investigators who dubbed themselves the Horsemen of the Apocalypse and held their meetings at Hooters. Working around the clock on cases no one else wanted to tackle, they followed the trail of stolen and contaminated medicine in a takedown eventually dubbed Operation Stone Cold. This riveting page-turner takes us along with the Horsemen as they wade into "more rank Florida unseemliness than a Carl Hiaasen novel" (Salon) to ultimately uncover $33 million in bad medicine and make more than sixty arrests. Thanks in part to the attention Dangerous Doses received in hardcover, the media, politicians, and drug companies are starting to address the problems it uncovered. This new paperback edition includes a chapter with the latest update on these developments.
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Book details

List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 5/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Katherine Eban is a Rhodes Scholar with an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. She has been covering medical fraud and health care issues for The Nation, The New Republic, Playboy, The New Yorker, Vogue, Glamour, and the New York Times Magazine. She worked as an investigations reporter for the New York Times, the New York Observer, and has been a contributing editor to New York Magazine. She lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn with her husband and Newfoundland puppy named Lola.

A Note to Readers
Who's Who
Prologue
Part 1
Flamingos in Missouri
Is Anything Okay?
The R Word
Medicine in the Laundry Room
The Cheshire Cat
One Man's Trash, Another Man's Treasure
A Cold Chain Gets Hot
Stealing Time
Part 2
Two Streams Become One
The License Shrine
A Do-or-Die Cause
A Bad Lot
Rats in the State 179
Part 3
A Special Price
The Guitar Story
""They're Going to Di