Dr John Rengen Virapen – pharmaceutical executive & insider speaks up. BAD MEDICINE. Dr. John Rengen Virapen, a former pharmaceutical executive at Eli. Born in British Guyana 4th of February , Dr. John Virapen went from being a door-to-door conman to a pop star, to a pharmaceutical representative to. Dr. John Virapen has been working for more than 30 years for the pharmaceutical industry, as manager for Eli-Lilly and Novo Nordisk. There have been years of.
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He admits to participating in bribery, false information and deception to help launch and market some of the most popularly prescribed and most dangerous drugs. See more of Dr. This was an excellent book showing how corrupt the pharmaceutical industry is from someone on the inside. Vieapen is the true story of corruption, bribery and fraud written by Dr.
Egoistovapazucha rated it really liked it Jul 11, The drug industry has no problems with creating “diseases” like ADD Attention Deficit Disorderto get otherwise healthy people to think that they are sick, and need a pill an expensive pill, of course. Although author mentions that it does not apply to all people in this field but it felt that way.
Boris rated it really liked it Jan 14, Now, Virapen is coming clean and telling all of the little secrets you were never intended to know! My book Side Effects: Kasia rated it really liked it Oct 31, Everyone should read a book which talks about this subject. He visited local physicians, bringing them small gi This book, written by a pharmaceutical industry insider, exposes many of the secrets that led to drugs with major side effects, like Prozac, to be approved and widely prescribed.
This book, written by a pharmaceutical industry insider, exposes many of the secrets that led to drugs with major side effects, like Prozac, to be approved and widely prescribed. Why do I know this? Jul 25, Keith rated it it was amazing.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. During his 35 years in the pharmaceutical industry internationally most notably as general manager of Eli Lilly and Company in SwedenVirapen was responsible for the marketing of several drugs, all of them with side effects.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Christoffer rated it it was ok Mar 01, John Virapen has worked over 35 years in the pharmaceutical industry.
Side Effects: Death. Confessions of a Pharma-Insider
Virapen spends much of the book talking about Prozac. John Virapen went from being a door-to-door conman to a pop star, to a pharmaceutical representative to executive director of one of If a clinical trial is not going well; for instance, if Drug X works just as well as Prozac, a drug company can stop the trial, and switch Drug X with another drug against which Prozac works really well.
Also, he made his point pretty early in the book, therefore the second half was a long soup. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Email or Phone Password Forgot account? They virpaen ranged from expensive “scientific conferences” in exotic places to brothel visits, to outright bribery. There has been no attempt to study the effects of such drugs over years. Feb 28, May rated it liked it.
Return to Book Page. Some of the elements laid out by the author are truly terrifying – way everything is done to achieve the goal of hoarding money on expense of patients worldwide.
A book on bribery, inadequate trials, misleading publications and deaths being concealed in the pharmaceutical backstage. Siiri T rated it really liked it Feb 22, I cannot do this alone. They want to make others think that they are sick. Hellame rated it liked it Jan 10, Pavol rated it really liked it Jun 29, He shows how bribery and research fraud are the mainstays of the pharmaceutical industry while the drugs they’re promoting do nothing for the diseases and conditions they’re marketed for.
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Virapen was very involved in getting drugs like Prozac approved, with a corresponding rise in the gifts given to doctors. There were mentioned few very interesting facts and few questionable facts, both I will research further and maybe I will even update my review. In an effort to exorcise his demons and expose the tactics and dangers of the pharmaceutical industry, he wrote “Side Effects: On the negative side, if there are to be future printings of this book, it really needs a trip, or another trip, to a copyeditor or proofreader.
And it seemed that the general reason for writing this book was to get revenge to company who fired him. Aug 24, Patricia Jautakis rated it it was amazing.
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