The Antidote

Inside the World of New Pharma

Author: Barry Werth

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451655673

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 4456


"This is the Moneyball of the pharma world, the story of one drug company's quest to transform the pharmaceutical industry and a deeply revealing look into a world where breakneck capitalism meets life-saving medicine.The $325 billion-a-year pharmaceutical business is America's most challenging and one of its most profitable. It is tougher in just about every way than any other enterprise: from the towering biological risks inherent in its mission to treat disease; to the thirty-to-one failure rate in bringing out a successful medicine after a candidate clears all the hurdles to get to human testing; to the billion-dollar-plus cost of ramping up a successful product; to operating in the worlds most highly regulated industry with the possible exception of nuclear power. The Antidote tells the story of Vertex, a maverick drug company led by the charismatic Joshua Boger and a small group of entrepreneurial young scientists who broke off from Merck when it was the world's best drug maker, indeed the most admired business in America because they thought they could make drugs better. Building upon his widely praised The Billion-Dollar Molecule, Barry Werth captures the full scope of Vertex's twenty-five-year drive to liver breakthrough medicines and transform the drug industry. The Antidote draws upon unprecedented inside reporting spanning more than two decades to provide a groundbreaking close-up of Vertex's inner workings and the ferocious but indispensable world it inhabits"--Provided by publisher.

The Antidote

Author: Malcolm Tan

Publisher: Experiences & Experiments Books Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9814580740

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 35

View: 4937


Dr has found a cure for all diseases. But unfortunately, his experiment went wrong, and he and all his colleagues turned into zombies. How can my friends and I get the antidote? And if we do, will it work?

The Antidote

Containing Strictures Upon Two Anonymous Pamphlets, Entitled Six Years' Residence in Italy, Or a Queen's Election; and The Defence of the Queen Examined : with a Dedication to the Right Honourable George Canning

Author: James Mills

Publisher: N.A


Category: Defence of the Queen examined

Page: 54

View: 1967



The Antidote

Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking

Author: Oliver Burkeman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473561914

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 892


What if ‘positive thinking’ and relentless optimism aren’t the solution to the happiness dilemma, but part of the problem? Oliver Burkeman turns decades of self-help advice on its head and paradoxically forces us to rethink our attitudes towards failure, uncertainty and death. It’s our constant efforts to avoid negative thinking that cause us to feel anxious, insecure and unhappy. What if happiness can be found embracing the things we spend our lives trying to escape? Wise, practical and funny, The Antidote is a thought-provoking, counter-intuitive and ultimately uplifting read, celebrating the power of negative thinking. ‘Burkeman has written some of the most truthful and useful words on happiness to be published in recent years’ Guardian

The Antidote for War and Discontent

How Wisdom, Knowledge, and Human Nature Can Change Us

Author: Robert Price

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595524745

Category: History

Page: 180

View: 1955


The Antidote for War and Discontent is a compilation of philosophical essays and poems centered around the fundamental principles of wisdom gained through the words of five great philosophers and the teachers of agape. Robert Price, a former Baptist minister who has been in private practice as a psychotherapist and mental health consultant for over forty years, shares a thesis that examines not only the laws of evolution in order to gain a better understanding of competition for selection, but also how human nature can either sink us or lift us up, depending on the application of either knowledge or love. Price applies the observations of Socrates, Epicurus, Epictetus, Aristotle, and Plato to practical modern day problems and offers insight into how human nature can potentially be transformed in order to make competition, and all laws of nature within us, more progressively positive than negative. Finally, Price studies the Greek philosophy that details three kinds of love as well as their meanings, expressions, and effects. Price presents a compelling case for a new way of thinking about the power of nature and the role evolution plays in securing a cultural evolution that ensures a better and safer human species.

Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia

How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings

Author: Rob Brezsny

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556438184

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 388

View: 1866


"Revised and updated edition of this inspiring book presents the philosophy that the universe is fundamentally friendly and that life gives you exactly what you need, exactly when you need it and includes significant updates to the first edition"--Provided by publisher.