Dr John Rengen Virapen – pharmaceutical executive & insider speaks up. BAD MEDICINE. Dr. John Rengen Virapen, a former pharmaceutical executive at Eli. Born in British Guyana 4th of February , Dr. John Virapen went from being a door-to-door conman to a pop star, to a pharmaceutical representative to. Dr. John Virapen has been working for more than 30 years for the pharmaceutical industry, as manager for Eli-Lilly and Novo Nordisk. There have been years of.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He shows how bribery and research fraud are the mainstays of the pharmaceutical industry while the drugs they’re promoting do nothing for the diseases and conditions they’re marketed for.

May 14, Cristina virapeh it liked it. Christoffer rated it it was ok Mar 01, Sections of this page. Virapen spends much of the book talking about Prozac. Born in Guyana northeast South America to Indian parents, Virapen found himself, in the s, in Europe, hungry and homeless. John Virapen tells his story quite honestly and passionate.

John did terrible things, the people virzpen worked with did terrible things, and with this book he tries to right some of the wrongs he committed. Feb 28, May rated it liked it. In an effort to exorcise his demons and expose the tactics and dangers of the pharmaceutical industry, he wrote “Side Effects: Confessions of a Pharma-Insider by John Virapen. Paperbackpages.

Side Effects: Death. Confessions of a Pharma-Insider

Death is the true story of corruption, bribery and fraud. He rose quickly through the ranks, eventually running the entire operation in Sweden. Also, he made his point pretty early in the book, therefore the second half was a long soup. If a clinical trial is not going well; for instance, if Drug X works just as well as Prozac, a drug company can stop the trial, and switch Drug X with another drug against which Prozac works really well.


Hugo Habodasz rated it really liked it Apr 18, Published February 1st by Virtualbookworm. Now, Virapen is coming clean and telling all of the little secrets you were never intended to know!

Zoey rated it really liked it Jan 28, During his 35 years in the pharmaceutical industry internationally most notably as general manager of Eli Lilly and Company in SwedenVirapen was responsible for the marketing of several drugs, all of them with side effects.

Nume Prenume rated it really liked it Dec 09, He visited local physicians, bringing them small gifts and other things and generally encouraging them to prescribe Eli Lilly drugs. Egoistovapazucha rated it really liked it Jul 11, This vlrapen contains substantiated facts but the writing style can be annoying sometimes. Return to Book Page. I cannot do this alone. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

There were mentioned few very interesting facts and few questionable facts, both I will research further and maybe I will even update my review.

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Terrifying book, one that makes man wonder when is enough money truly enough. A book on bribery, mohn trials, misleading publications and deaths being concealed in the pharmaceutical backstage. Justyna rated it liked it May 04, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


They now ranged from expensive “scientific conferences” in exotic places to brothel visits, to outright bribery. See more of Dr. Lists with This Book. Du Sha rated it it was amazing Feb 26, Trivia About Side Effects: Johj was very involved in getting drugs like Prozac approved, with a corresponding rise in the gifts given to doctors. On the positive side, this is a very interesting book that vlrapen the lengths to which drug companies will go to create new markets for their drugs.

I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.

Nov 08, Liene rated it liked it. Nikol rated it really liked it Jun 07, John Virapen on Facebook. During my 35 years in the pharmaceutical industry internationally, most notably as general manager of Eli Lilly and Company in Sweden, I was responsible for the market of several drugs, all of them with side effects. People are corruptible and there isn’t much we can do about it. Born in British Guyana, Dr.

On the negative side, if there are to be future printings of this book, it really needs a trip, or another trip, to a copyeditor or proofreader. Dominika rated it liked it Apr 03,