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Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author and journalist Gerald Posner brings to life the heroes and villains of the pharmaceutical industry and how a business meant to save lives is steeped in corruption and reckless profiteering - with deadly consequences. Pharmaceutical breakthroughs represent some of the greatest advancements in human history. But, a raging opioid epidemic and soaring drug prices have contributed to an unprecedented breakdown in trust between the public and the pharmaceutical industry, demanding a national reckoning with how miraculous promises are marketed. At the center of Pharma, is the story of the fourteen-billion-dollar family that founded the company most responsible for America's deadly opioid crisis. Gerald Posner traces the Sacklers' quiet rise to power, a company buried under a byzantine web of interlocking companies with ever changing names and hidden owners.



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Gerald Posner

Gerald Posner is an award winning journalist, bestselling author and attorney. The Los Angeles Times dubs him "a classic-style investigative journalist. " "His work is painstakingly honest journalism" concluded The Washington Post. The New York Times lauded his "exhaustive research techniques" and The Boston Globe talked of Posner's "thorough and hard-edge investigation. " "A meticulous and serious researcher," said the New York Daily News. Posner's first book, Mengele, a 1986 biography of the Nazi "Angel of Death" Josef Mengele, was the result of a pro-bono lawsuit Posner brought on behalf of surviving twins from Auschwitz. Since then he has written ten other books from the Pulitzer Prize-finalist Case Closed, to bestsellers on political assassinations, organized crime, national politics, and 9/11 and terrorism. His upcoming God's Bankers has spanned nine years of research and received early critical praise. ohn Martin of ABC News says "Gerald Posner is one of the most resourceful investigators I have encountered in thirty years of journalism. " Garry Wills calls Posner "a superb investigative reporter. "Posner, a former Wall Street lawyer, demolishes myths through a meticulous re-examination of the facts," reported the Chicago Tribune. "Meticulous research," Newsday. Anthony Lewis in The New York Times: "With 'Killing the Dream, he has written a superb book: a model of investigation, meticulous in its discovery and presentation of evidence, unbiased in its exploration of every claim. And it is a wonderfully readable book, as gripping as a first-class detective story. ""What we need is a work of painstakingly honest journalism, a la Case Closed, Gerald Posner's landmark re-examination of the assassination of John F. Kennedy," concluded Joe Sharkey in The New York Times. Gene Lyons, in Entertainment Weekly: "As thorough and incisive a job of reporting and critical thinking as you will ever read, Case Closed does more than buttress the much beleaguered Warren Commission's conclusion ... .More than that, Posner's book is written in a penetrating, lucid style that makes it a joy to read. Even the footnotes, often briskly debunking one or another fanciful or imaginary scenario put forth by the conspiracy theorists, rarely fail to enthrall...Case Closed is a work of genuine patriotism and a monument to the astringent power of reason. 'A'"Jeffrey Toobin in the Chicago Tribune: "Unlike many of the 2,000 other books that have been written about the Kennedy assassination, Posner's Case Closed is a resolutely sane piece of work. More importantly, 'Case Closed' is utterly convincing in its thesis, which seems, in light of all that has transpired over the past 30 years, almost revolutionary....I started Case Closed as a skeptic - and slightly put off by the presumptuous titl



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