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OPC Award Winners Share Their Stories: Cornelius Ryan Award
Please RSVP to join an online program with Katherine Eban, author of Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom, which won this year’s Cornelius Ryan Award for best non-fiction book on international affairs.
Moderating the panel will be Dan Hertzberg, freelance journalist and former senior deputy managing editor and later deputy managing editor for international news at The Wall Street Journal, who served as head judge for the Cornelius Ryan Award jury.
RSVPs are essential. Please register now to receive a Zoom link via email about an hour before the program.
Judges for the award said:
“Generic drugs are critical to the U.S. health system, making up 60 per cent of the country’s drug supply—and 40 per cent of those generics are manufactured in India. In a shocking and masterful work of global investigative reporting, Katherine Eban documents the massive fraud by which Indian drug makers have evaded a fumbling U.S. FDA to sell billions of dollars in unsafe and ineffective drugs to the U.S. Eban turns it into a page turner, focusing on key figures like the courageous Indian executive turned whistleblower at the big Indian drug maker Ranbaxy and a dogged FDA inspector in India who rips aside the curtain of fraud.”