"Generics are supposed to be this great leveler. It's like the democratization of drugs that the rich and the poor alike can have access to for these great cures. To find out...that the companies cashing in on that image are really selling that short in a very devious way, is painful to realize. It's a real great public health hope that has a very dark underbelly." — Katherine Eban, author of the book: 'Bottle of Lies'.
I recently listened to a very informative podcast on the Dr. Peter Attia - The Drive podcast about the generic drug industry. The discussion was with investigative journalist Katherine Eban who shed light on this industry and identified some incredibly dangerous practices, as well as shortcomings at the FDA.
A large percentage of generic drugs sold in the US were sourced in India and China where quality control was severely lacking and worse, fraud was widespread.
I encourage all those interested to either read the book or listen to this podcast:
Once you click on the link, scroll down to the audio player to listen or download.
The book is widely available including on Amazon.