The Antidote: Inside the World of New Pharma By Barry Werth

My son participates in Phase 1 and Phase 3 drug trials at the Univ of Texas. That is complex stuff. The scientific development of the drugs being tested is much difficult. This book gives you some idea of what is involved. I wish that there were books like 978-1451655667 As a biomedical scientist I really enjoyed this book. It is the sequel to the author's previous volume The Billion Dollar Molecule. Both books provide a fly on the wall account of Vertex Pharmaceuticals, an innovative biopharmaceutical company that brought two 978-1451655667 This book is amazing because I never thought a corporation can have so many souls dancing inside, let alone a Pharma company. I want to say that I exaggerated only a little to compare this book's story to the 10 year Trojan War. What really touched me are the 978-1451655667 Extremely interesting followup to his previous book (The Billion Dollar Molecule: The Quest for the Perfect Drug) on the biotech company Vertex. Many of the characters from the prior book have either moved on to other ventures or moved up the corporate ladder. Werth 978-1451655667 This book was well done, but it lost its message somewhat along the way. It is worth reading but the characters are not as real as they probably are in real life. 978-1451655667

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An interesting look into the economics and politics of drug design and research. The science is heavy at times but the author does a good job of carrying the narrative. 978-1451655667 Have not read as yet. It is the second book to the Billion Dollar Molecule. 978-1451655667 Supposed to read this for a class by the end of the week but have yet yo start the book 978-1451655667