Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Blockbuster Drugs: The Rise and Decline of the Pharmaceutical Industry” as Want to Read:
Blockbuster Drugs: The Rise and Decline of the Pharmaceutical Industry
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Blockbuster Drugs: The Rise and Decline of the Pharmaceutical Industry

3.35  ·  Rating Details ·  20 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Blockbuster drugs-each of which generates more than a billion dollars a year in revenue-have revolutionized the industry since the early 1980s, when sales of Tagamet alone transformed a minor Philadelphia-based firm into the world's ninth-largest pharmaceutical company. In Blockbuster Drugs, Jie Jack Li tells the fascinating stories behind the discovery and development of ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published January 2nd 2014 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published November 9th 2013)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Blockbuster Drugs, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Blockbuster Drugs

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-43)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Mgrunvald
Apr 23, 2014 Mgrunvald rated it liked it
The title is a bit of a misnomer. The book has very little to do with the rise and fall of pharma. What this book does show is how big name drugs are created, the drama and science behind them and how the idiosyncrasies of scientists and companies can change the composition and success of a drug. Having some college level chemistry is important for understanding some of the cooler points in this book. The writing is a little sloppy but the topics and information is very interesting. Would ...more
Ariadna73
Mar 03, 2014 Ariadna73 rated it liked it
Shelves: drugs
I give this book three stars because I thought some of the descriptions of how the drugs were developed are worth a careful reading. I really think they should have used a more "serious" tile for the text has a little bit more "density" than the announced in the jacket. Nothing wrong with that, though, but a little surprising.
Glenn
Glenn rated it really liked it
Dec 21, 2015
Prashant Manral
Prashant Manral rated it liked it
Apr 14, 2015
Forrest
Forrest rated it liked it
Jul 02, 2014
Kristina
Kristina rated it it was ok
Jun 07, 2015
viswanath pilla
viswanath pilla rated it really liked it
Jul 02, 2016
Jolene Christenson
Jolene Christenson rated it really liked it
Jun 13, 2014
Kent Barbay
Kent Barbay rated it liked it
Nov 30, 2013
Cam Rzadki
Cam Rzadki rated it it was ok
Aug 14, 2016
Viktoria
Viktoria rated it really liked it
Oct 17, 2015
Elizabeth Vazquez
Elizabeth Vazquez rated it did not like it
Jun 12, 2014
Sebastian
Sebastian rated it liked it
Mar 10, 2016
C
C rated it really liked it
Apr 10, 2016
Aleksander Rebane
Aleksander Rebane rated it really liked it
Apr 20, 2016
Vesa Entelä
Vesa Entelä rated it really liked it
Apr 04, 2016
Kody Dibble
Kody Dibble rated it it was amazing
Jun 13, 2016
Ashutosh Jogalekar
Ashutosh Jogalekar rated it really liked it
May 10, 2014
Amy St.
Amy St. rated it liked it
Nov 07, 2014
Eric
Eric rated it really liked it
Dec 29, 2015
Michael
Michael marked it as to-read
Sep 29, 2013
Jacek
Jacek marked it as to-read
Mar 22, 2014
Kevin
Kevin marked it as to-read
Apr 14, 2014
Efister
Efister marked it as to-read
Aug 06, 2014
Justin
Justin marked it as to-read
Jul 04, 2014
Biafra
Biafra marked it as to-read
Sep 02, 2014
Pradeep
Pradeep marked it as to-read
Nov 16, 2014
Monica
Monica added it
Mar 01, 2016
Steve
Steve marked it as to-read
Feb 11, 2016
marc cantillon
marc cantillon marked it as to-read
Apr 26, 2016
Mayank
Mayank marked it as to-read
Jul 04, 2016
Kassandra
Kassandra marked it as to-read
Jul 16, 2016
Lawfully
Lawfully is currently reading it
Aug 09, 2016
Kristina Moorhead
Kristina Moorhead marked it as to-read
Aug 23, 2016
Nikoli
Nikoli marked it as to-read
Sep 22, 2016
Lola
Lola marked it as to-read
Oct 01, 2016
Sapphire Ng
Sapphire Ng marked it as to-read
Oct 25, 2016
Morene
Morene marked it as to-read
Oct 26, 2016
Alex
Alex marked it as to-read
Dec 05, 2016
Sara Flynn
Sara Flynn marked it as to-read
Dec 07, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book