The Whistleblower: Confessions of a Healthcare Hitman

The Whistleblower Confessions of a Healthcare Hitman A number of books critical of the pharmaceutical industry have recently been published but none has been an expos written by a senior executive of one of the world s largest pharmaceutical companies

  • Title: The Whistleblower: Confessions of a Healthcare Hitman
  • Author: Peter Rost
  • ISBN: 9781933368399
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Paperback
  • A number of books critical of the pharmaceutical industry have recently been published, but none has been an expos written by a senior executive of one of the world s largest pharmaceutical companies The Whistleblower is at once an unmasking of how corporations take care of malcontents and a gripping story of one man s fight to maintain his family and his sanity StartinA number of books critical of the pharmaceutical industry have recently been published, but none has been an expos written by a senior executive of one of the world s largest pharmaceutical companies The Whistleblower is at once an unmasking of how corporations take care of malcontents and a gripping story of one man s fight to maintain his family and his sanity Starting in 2003, the book details the illegal, even criminal business practices the author witnessed at his corporation, as well as his crusade to legalize the reimportation of drugs It also explains how in this post Enron world whistle blowers can t simply be fired, and what the author s corporation did to coerce and silence him A story of a battle that continues today, one which any American who takes or will take prescription drugs has a stake in, The Whistleblower is a powerful testimony.

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    1. A number of books critical of the pharmaceutical industry have recently been published, but none has been an exposé written by a senior executive of the world's largest pharmaceutical company, Pfizer. The Whistleblower is at once an unmasking of how corporations take care of malcontents and a gripping story of one man's fight to maintain his family and his sanity.Until now, Dr. Rost's legal battle against Pfizer has not been disclosed, but his public efforts to legalize reimportation of drugs h [...]

    2. Not very well written, but an interesting look at the pharmaceutical industry from an insider who tried to make them do the right (legal) thing. Adds another look to how messed up our health care industry is.

    3. After becoming a huge fan of Dr Ben Goldacre's work, this seemed like a good direction to follow. Started well but slowly declined into rambling and self absorbed. Some interesting points and I am glad he documented his findings. Brave to become a whistleblower. I admire his spirit. Worth a read, but erratic and disorganised in areas.

    4. At a glance this book looks like an exciting indictment of Big Pharma. The guy was VP of Marketing at Pfizer, and is spilling it all. Yet, the prose is dull, the story sad but nothing new, and the book overall is a disappointment. I am absolutely no fan of drug companies, but this book won't tell you much that you don't already know.

    5. Peter Rost's account of his whisteblowing activities and struggles at Phizer after he brought potentially illegal activites to his superiors notice. This book is less of an expose than the title and description would lead you to believe. The wrong doings in the pharmaceutical industry that lead Rost to become a whistleblower are tax fraud and marketing drugs for off-label use. The fact that pharma companies engage in these activites should surprise exactly no one. What The Whistleblower is more [...]

    6. I read this book because it was a requirement for my healthcare legal course for my graduate degree. Honestly, the book provides great insight into the world of mergers, acquisitions, and takeovers within the pharmaceutical industry and how to author disclosed illegal and fraudulent activity. However, buy the end, the author was incredibly desperate, understandable, but his desperation and antics clouded the beginning of the book.

    7. Very revealing story about when science meets big business. I'd recommend this to anyone who has an interest in marketing, pharmacuetical agencies, coorporations, or government.

    8. Reconfirmed why I'm getting out of this industry. Interesting story, but poorly organized & Rost doesn't do a great job convincing the reader that he's not a self-interested corporateer.

    9. Okay, so this was more about one man's perspective working with pharmaceutical companies. Not really what I expected, but an okay read.

    10. A "healthcare thriller"; Pfizer exec reveals the naughtiness of Big Pharma. Marcia Angell is not crazy. What she write is true (gasp!)

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