David M. Shlaes Introduces New Novel, ‘The Drug Makers’

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Author leverages experience in pharmaceuticals to look inside often-misunderstood world

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This social and scientific situation is not simple, but Shlaes’ book provides excellent background to help our understanding of the problem. – Tobias Goodman, Westerly Sun.

STONINGTON, Conn. – Daniel Simon wants to make a bigger and more direct impact in his field and leaves his job as a professor for a position in the pharmaceutical industry. When he arrives, he sees how people in the industry make decisions, conduct research and earn revenue.

In “The Drug Makers: A Story from Inside the Pharmaceutical Business” (published by Lulu), author David M. Shlaes dives into the pharmaceutical industry, relying on his 35 years in the field. Driven by “the lack of information and misinformation about pharmaceutical companies,” Shlaes uses this fictional tale as an exposé on the industry.

With a career and family to think about, Daniel must work hard to bring new antibiotics to the market, but finds himself caught in the turf battles and inflated egos the job brings.

Through his work, Shlaes hopes readers will come to understand that “discovering and developing drugs is hard, it’s very high risk, the rewards for hardworking scientists are few and the frustrations are great. But, every once in a while, with incredible perseverance and luck, they manage to do great good.”

“This social and scientific situation is not simple, but Shlaes’ book provides excellent background to help our understanding of the problem.” – Tobias Goodman, Westerly Sun.

“The world is full of myth and lore about the functioning of pharmaceutical companies. David Shlaes has laid that world bare. This is an insider’s view, a brutally honest exposé. But it is also a story of triumph over adversity, and of the good that can come from fighting the system.” – Brad Spellberg, Chief Medical Officer LAC+USC Medical Center

“The Drug Makers”
By David M. Shlaes
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 366 pages | ISBN 9781483431864
E-Book | 366 pages | ISBN 9781483431857

About the Author
David M. Shlaes has spent 35 years working in antibiotic research at academic institutions and pharmaceutical companies. He started out caring for patients and researching antibiotic resistance at a major medical school before transitioning to the pharmaceutical industry. He is also the author of “Antibiotics: The Perfect Storm.”

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