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Author Dearen, Jason, author.

Title Kill shot : a shadow industry, a deadly disease / Jason Dearen.

Publication Info. New York : Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  616.82 DEA    DUE 12-27-21
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description xiii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note "The untold story of the worst contaminated drug crisis in U.S. history"--Dust jacket.
Summary "Two pharmacists sit in a Boston courtroom, accused of murder. The weapon: the fungus Exserohilum rostratum. The death count: 100 and rising. Kill Shot ... is the story of their hubris and fraud, discovered by a team of medical detectives who raced against the clock to hunt the killers and the fungal meningitis they'd unleashed"--Dust jacket flap.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-244) and index.
Contents Patient zero -- The Ferrari of compounders -- A slow-moving mass-casualty event -- Bulletproof -- Shadow industry -- Six confounding cases -- A house of cards -- October deluge -- An opportunistic killer -- The case of a career -- The hail Mary -- Depraved indifference -- Trial.
Subject New England Compounding Center.
Meningitis -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Epidemics -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Drugs -- Dosage forms -- Health aspects -- United States.
Drug adulteration -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Pharmaceutical industry -- Corrupt practices -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
ISBN 9780593085783 (hardcover)
0593085787 (hardcover)

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