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A worthwhile read

You may have noticed that there have been few posts made in the last two weeks. The reason for this is that I have been on holiday and away from work. I placed an order with Amazon before I left hoping the order would arrive before I left; unfortunately it wasn't delivered in time but was waiting for me on my return.

My order included a copy of The Whistleblower: Confessions of a Healthcare Hitman. The author, Peter Rost, is a former vice president for Pfizer who was the first company executive to speak out in favour of re-importation of drugs in America.

The book provides an, albeit one sided, expose on practices adopted within the pharmaceutical industry to ensure and protect healthy profits. Often these practices place short-term gain ahead of long-term improvements and ethical conduct.

Action: Amazon currently lists the book at a little over £7 and it really is an eye-opener and a worthwhile read.

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