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Can We Trust Generic Drugs? The Ranbaxy Whistleblower Narrates the Pharma Scandal of the Century

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11/21/2019Michel AccadAnish Koka

Generic drugs represent 90% of the pharmaceutical market. Their use has been encouraged through decades of favorable legislation and subsidies, with authorities claiming they are as safe and effective as brand name drugs. Yet generic preparations tainted with impurities are being reported with increasing frequency. What should doctors and the public know about generic drug manufacture? Our guest, Dinesh Thakur, is the chemist who was at the center of the most important scandal to rock the global pharmaceutical industry in decades.

Authors:

Michel Accad

Michel Accad, MD, practices cardiology and internal medicine in San Francisco, offering individualized care in a free-market setting. His blog about health care and medicine is AlertandOriented.com. He also co-hosts the Accad And Koa Report podcast.

Anish Koka

Anish Koka, MD, is a cardiologist in Philadelpia, Pennsylvania. His practice is Koka Cardiology. He co-hosts the Accad and Koa Report podcast.

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