5 out of 5 stars
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"The Prescription" is a book by K. C. Gilbert that discusses the number of people affected by addictive painkillers called Opioid and Zilontin and how their manufacturers, despite being aware of their addictiveness, continued production and distribution of these drugs. The author centered his story in Nashville, Tennessee. Chris was coming from a friend's home who had just given birth when she met her longtime school best friend and teammate, Shannon Bloom. She could hardly recognize her because of her appearance. It was disclosed that Shannon had been in and out of rehab after her knee injury, for which she was administered an addictive painkiller. As a result of the addictive painkiller, she got hooked on several hard drugs, including heroin, before she met Chris. While she was with Chris, she collapsed and fell in front of the hospital, where they both stood. Chris had to call the paramedics for help, and she was rushed to the ER. Did Shannon survive? Was the pharmaceutical company producing the addictive painkillers prosecuted? Get the full details when you read this book.
I was thrilled while reading this book as it alluded to real-life experiences, even though the author disclosed that the book was fictional. I also gained a better understanding of how and why attorneys serve subpoenas and conduct depositions. In general, I've come to appreciate that no one should be exempt from abiding by the law and facing possible consequences, regardless of their background or title.
I really liked this book because it had the feel of a true story while also reminding me of scenes I've seen in movies. It was as if I were watching a movie, but this time, it was playing in my mind, and I was piecing together the images. I also admired how Casey fought for both Maria and against the pharmaceutical companies, Landow, Fedder & Fedder, and DeenPharma, which were producing addictive painkillers.
I don't see any need for criticism in this book, as I thoroughly enjoyed every storyline and chapter. Despite a few errors, they didn't detract from my overall enjoyment. I would say this book was professionally edited. Therefore, I wholeheartedly give it 5 out of 5 stars, as it deserves no less.
I highly recommend this book to those in the legal profession and to anyone who enjoys reading about legal matters and the pharmaceutical industry, as they would derive great enjoyment from it.
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