Published: 28/06/2015
ISBN: 9781784622886
Format: Paperback

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The author worked in academia and in the health service and spent many years in a global pharmaceutical company where he gained a reputation as the company’s “Red Adair” because of his role in rescuin... read more

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From Farms to Pharma
a troubleshooter looks back
by Ron Stark

“With almost any human endeavour, there is a story – some people like to know what really happened, what were the things that went wrong, and what were the special magic moments scientific papers don’t tell you about...”

Patients taking medicines and doctors prescribing them must be puzzled by the hail of criticism that has descended on drug companies in the last few years. But it shouldn’t be overlooked that these companies have contributed enormously to healthcare over many years.

Ron Stark looks back over a lifetime spent in medical research – much of it as a troubleshooter in pharma. One of his stories from behind the scenes relates to a small, young and enthusiastic team who are heading for crunch time. Having taken on a challenge that has defeated academics and clinicians, they’re searching for a treatment that will stop patients with lung disease feeling short of breath. An array of unlikely characters and unexpected events all contributed to a nail-biting finish and the final outcome.

A book about real pharma written by a physician who has actually worked there!

From Farms to Pharma brings to light some amazing and unusual individuals who are committed to finding remedies for maladies. This book is aimed at a broad audience with varying amounts of medical knowledge and it will appeal to anyone with an interest in the human side of the pharmaceutical industry.

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