A Guide to Investigating
Your Own Drugs
Since the publication of Bottle of Lies, hundreds of patients have contacted me, essentially asking the same question. How can they figure out where their drugs are made and whether they are safe?
FAQs from my readers
Q: How can I find out which company makes my generic drug?
A: Typically, the manufacturer name will be listed on the pill bottle’s dispensing label. However, this isn’t always the case.
About the Reporting
for Bottle of Lies
A number of readers and listeners have asked in emails and on social media how I reported Bottle of Lies and who paid for that reporting. Below is an adapted version of information within the book.
Many have hailed the widespread use of generic drugs as one of the most important public-health developments of the twenty-first century. Today, 90 percent of our pharmaceutical market is comprised of generics, the majority of which are manufactured overseas. We have been reassured by our doctors, our pharmacists, and our regulators that generic drugs are identical to their brand-name counterparts, just less expensive. But is this really true?