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  • Paperback
  • 540 pages
  • Strong Medicine
  • Arthur Hailey
  • Bulgarian
  • 26 August 2015

10 thoughts on “Strong Medicine

  1. Anuradha Anuradha says:

    My grandfather's favourite writer is Arthur Hailey He introduced my mum to his books and in turn she to me He's not the most popular writer around I see that but I feel like his books have a lot substance than a lot of books of a similar genre think the likes of Robin Cook This is for various reasons; for starters he is a splendid writer he knows how to spin a tale He also does his research well all his facts are verifiable and true at least as far as my research skills go Strong Medicine though remains my favourite book by him Perhaps because this was the first of his books that I read but mostly because I really like Celia Jordan the protagonist a pharmaceutical sales rep Well she starts off as a sales rep at least She's assertive smart caring as well as being a good wife and a mother She fucks up multiple times during the course of the book including at one point cheating on her husband but as I've previously mentioned I like flawed characters And Celia Jordan is flawed also She's egotistical stubborn and at times so caught up with going forward with plummeting into the future that she forgets to stay grounded Her husband Andrew is a doctor and their conflicting professions many times cause fights between the couple; but that's just it there's an element of realism to their marriage that I find refreshing There are other characters whose names I don't remember like a geneticist determined to find some cure for Alzheimer's his smart and beautifulwife and the entire upper management of Felding Roth a hotshot pharma company that Celia works for Strong Medicine through the course of the story shows the growth of Celia Jordan as a businesswoman a wife a mother and a friend Because the book covers a significant period of time in its attempt to show Celia's growth it also covers a great number of historical events in its story By history I mostly mean events that were significant in the pharmaceutical and medical world; the most important one being the tragedy that transpired after the introduction of the drug Thalidomide in the markets in the 1950s 60s Strong Medicine is a commentary on the rise and fall of the pharmaceutical industry masuerading as fiction and it makes for an interesting read It is definitely not Hailey's best work if you're looking for the best work you should read his Airport However I highly recommend this book

  2. Em*bedded-in-books* Em*bedded-in-books* says:

    I recently subscribed to Audible India and this was the first book I chose to listen after a bit of contemplation Have always enjoyed Arthur Hailey medical fiction from childhood and most books that I read of him we're before I finished medical studies Now nearly 2 decades later with s professional background I am impressed at his astuteness in formulating this fiction which almost resembles factsStrong medicine deals with the pharmaceuticals pharma industry a powerful giant with deep reaching effects It delineates the Nexus between pharma medical professional various regulatory agencies government and politics I got to travel back in time and witnessed the thalidomide tragedy though in second person account I saw how montaine too became an eually demonic drug I met corrupt as well as decent scientistsIt was an invigorating journey of knowledge spanning nearly 3 decades via the life of Celia deGray a medical representative known as detail man in USA who ascends up the stairs of pharmacy industry via diligence intelligence and hard work and towards the end how she too is almost toppled over due to certain inherent risks involved with her position I saw good men being corrupted bad men trying to hide behind masks of politeness and servitude and got a very close peek at FDA which I have always wondered aboutArthur Hailey being an internist himself has done a wonderful job with this oneOne star removed because it was too dramatic and too patriarchal at places though I should perhaps give the leverage of time for the gender issues here

  3. W W says:

    Hailey wrote thislate in his careerafter he had suffered a heart attackThe health crisis turned his attention to the pharmaceutical industryIt is the story of Celia Jordana detail womanand her rise through the ranks of the industryThe book isn't as interesting as Hailey's earlier booksand seems like a continuation of another of his booksThe Final DiagnosisStillthere is something memorable about this book as it is an in depth look at the workings of big pharmaDrug companies continue to market potentially dangerous drugswith horrible side effects in their relentless uest for profitHailey also looks at the flawed processthrough which new drugs are introduced in the marketregardless of the potential risks they poseI have seen first handhow the harmful effects of drugs can destroy livesDoctors continue to prescribe themand big pharma continues to market themeven when patients suffer horriblyThe book left a deep impact on me

  4. Monica Monica says:

    I read this only because one of my yoga teachers had cited from this novel that if you fall sick and take medicine you will get well in a week and if you don't you will get well in 7 days Not my usual reading preference I read this to understand what it had to say about the pharmaceutical industry Some interesting insights But this book was written in the 1980s and a lot of what it said about the big pharmas are things we are aware of now But to give it credit as a novel and eventually a movie it educated the masses about the less favourable aspects of the industry and FDA There isn't much art to this novel Nothing striked me vividly or emotionally The writing is too long winded for my liking and the characters and language sometimes make me cringe as they are so cliche The characters are so 2 D There is just nothing that captures my imagination as a novel

  5. A Man Called Ove A Man Called Ove says:

    It is amazing how Hailey can write unputdownable books despite being formulaic and using black or white characters Inspired by his wife this one is comfortably in the better half of Hailey’s novels An entertaining thorough look at the pharmaceutical industry 2 out of the 3 most popular reviews on goodreads for this one are 15 Thankfully friends on goodreads had given a sensible and favourable review which gave me the heart to pick it upAlthough one of the major characters is a doctor in this one want to follow up with his book on hospitals “The Final Diagnosis”

  6. Sarah Sarah says:

    The story begins in the late fifties with Celia de Grey a pharmaceutical detail man which means she sells prescription drugs to doctors In a dramatic manner she brings Andrew Jordan MD an experimental drug not on the market for use on his dying young patient and they save her life Celia informs Andrew she is going to marry him and one month later she does They honeymoon for three weeks in the Bahamas where she is a liberated sex kitten and on the return flight home she informs him of her twenty five year plan Have first child immediately take one year off work then return to the company a few years later have second child continue working hire perfect British nanny buy perfect house in perfect neighborhood for bargain price remodel for less than expected costs that may be the most unrealistic thing of all skyrocket through the pharmaceutical company by acurately predicting the next president of the company and hitching her star to his eventually become president of pharmaceutical company and revolutionize the industry All goes according to planCelia isn't the only one who is perfect everyone else is too Her boss's only daughter beautiful rich and doted upon is not spoiled but happily married at age 20 to an ideal young man these lucky parents had no sleepless nights Celia's own children are super talented directed healthy docile straight A students in their private boarding schoolsI'm than half way through the book hoping for the big crisis to hit based on his other books his style is to build up an overwhelming and realistic disaster through small seemingly harmless events that by themselves are benign but together and at the right time can be astonishing in impact I'm eagerly anticpating these characters demise as I HATE them Celia even buys several copies of Feminine Mystiue and sends it to several of her co workers If drivel like that was sent to my desk she'd be circling the want ads before the work day was over

  7. Ashwin Ashwin says:

    As with any other book by Hailey you're left with the feeling that your knowledge of a particular institution or organization has been substantially increased The story maintains a solid pace and that too comes as no surpriseHowever there is an element of artificiality in the way the characters have been presented They are too perfectly chiseled and their imperfections if any seem to be contrived Conseuently every action of theirs can be predicted with ease this causes the book to lose a bit of its edgeTo sum up a page turner and worth a read But you wont find yourself recollecting much from this book apart from the general storyline

  8. Navatha Rakeesh Navatha Rakeesh says:

    Liked this book very much for several reasons It is a story of how a woman makes her way through the pharmaceutical firm from being a sales rep to the top most executive It is a thrilling chilling peek into the ways of working in the drug industry the war between ethics and profits while lots of lives are at stake The board room politics and gender discrimination have been well portrayed Enjoyed reading it very much

  9. Kunal Nayak Kunal Nayak says:

    Arthur Hailey weaves a wonderful story of a detail women named Celia who with her husband Andrew becomes the President of a huge Pharmaceutical company named Felding RothThe journey has some ups and downs and Celia does everything to ride them successfully conuering the hearts of everyone around herArthur Hailey is a brilliant author and Strong Medicine is the proof

  10. Jo Richardson Jo Richardson says:

    very complicated and fast paced story based on the pharmaceutical industry both successes and failures

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About the Author: Arthur Hailey

Runway Zero Eight Following the success of Hotel in he moved to California; followed by a permanent move to the Bahamas in Each of his novels has a different industrial or commercial setting and includes in addition to dramatic human conflict carefully researched information about the way that particular environment and system functions and how these affect society and its inhabitantsCritics often dismissed Hailey's success as the result of a formulaic potboiler style in which he caused an ordinary character to become involved in a crisis then increased the suspense by switching among multiple related plot lines Hailey would spend approximately one year researching a subject followed by six months reviewing his notes and finally about months writing the book Many of his books reached on the New York Times bestseller list and than million copies have been sold worldwide in languages Many have been made into movies and.