Episode 375: Katherine Eban


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Katherine Eban is an investigative journalist and contributing writer at Fortune Magazine. Her new book is Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom.

“I am not known for my optimism. I think it’s hard to do this work and retain a sunny view of humankind. I hate to say that. On the other hand, I do believe there will always be whistleblowers. And it’s interesting to me that even in the darkest spaces, even when it looks like everything is arrayed against them, there are people who will say: ‘This just isn’t right, and I must do something.’ Which is kind of extraordinary.”

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  1. katherineeban.com
  2. @KatherineEban
  3. [08:00] “Bellevue's Emergency” (New York Times Magazine • 1996)
  4. [08:42] “Corrections Officials See Medical Neglect of Rikers Prisoners” (Observer • 1998)
  5. [08:44] “Complaints Prompt Scrutiny of St. Barnabas Hospital” (Observer • 1998)
  6. [12:04] Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom (Ecco • 2019)
  7. [12:28] “Rorschach and Awe” (Vanity Fair • 2007)
  8. [19:23] The Report (2019)
  9. [21:25] Dangerous Doses: A True Story of Cops, Counterfeiters, and the Contamination of America’s Drug Supply (Ecco • 2019)
  10. [25:18] “Pharmacy Fakes” (Self • 2006)
  11. [41:28] “Dirty Medicine” (Fortune • 2013)
  12. [43:10] “Centre Mulling Action to Counter US Journalist's Allegations About Indian Pharma” (The Wire • 2020)
  13. [45:24] “The Truth About the Fast and Furious Scandal” (Fortune • 2012)
  14. [48:09] Eban's guide to investigating your own drugs
  15. [48:15] Eban's FAQs

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