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The Neurology of Angels by Krista Tibbs
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Aug 12, 2009

it was amazing
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"Neurology of Angels" is a timely book, given the current national debate on health care delivery. A young man, Galen, sacrifices his marriage and his relationship with his daughter to develop a life-saving drug. Eddy, his best friend, turns down a chance to become his partner, only to discover later that his daughter must have the drug to live, only he can't afford it. So he goes into politics to legislatively force drug companies like Galen's to make their products more affordable. Elizabeth, a young attorney, fights to develop a non-governmental system to provide health care for those who need it, but can't afford it. Her daughter has a terminal illness, and she may be helped by Galen's company's drug. Patricia is an FDA administrator tasked with approving drugs for distribution, only her initial approval resulted in a death and a lawsuit. Now she's gunshy, building ever more complex hurdles for the drug companies to leap. Ms. Tibbs uses these realistically drawn characters to frame a personal and compelling account of how the drug development, approval and delivery system works. If you like to think, read this book.

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