"A gripping read tailor-made for the silver screen."
In what she calls “a memoir from the trenches,” former prosecutor Bismuth shares her recollections of working on the four-year investigation and 18-week trial of a pill-pushing medical doctor...The takeaways? Prosecutors are human, and bad doctors can destroy lives.
is altogether a personal, emotional, brilliant collection of reporting."
"A measured and powerful account of the landmark case that helped shape our ongoing national response to the opioid crisis. The story will leave readers angry, informed, and most importantly inspired to seek justice and change."
—Former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, founder of The Kennedy Forum, New York Times
bestselling author of A Common Struggle
"A spellbinding story about bringing a deadly doctor to justice."
—Patricia McCormick, two-time National Book Award finalist and New York Times
“Charlotte Bismuth gives us a bold and cinematic true-crime story about her work at the intersection of medicine and greed. Bad Medicine
is a gripping memoir that toggles deftly between the personal and prosecutorial.”
—Beth Macy, New York Times
bestselling author of Dopesick
“BAD MEDICINE is a taut exploration of America’s deadly battle with opioid addiction—an unnerving and inspirational firecracker of a book.”
—Karen Abbott, New York Times
bestselling author of The Ghosts of Eden Park
“From the victims of unscrupulous doctors to the detectives who built the investigation to the nail-biting trial of the criminal doctor, Bad Medicine
is a must-read. “
—Gerald Posner, New York Times
bestselling author of God’s Bankers
"This page-turning true detective story blew my mind. Charlotte Bismuth shows, in brilliant detail, what happens when patients become victims. BAD MEDICINE is timely and important; I can't recommend it loudly enough."
—Mona Hanna-Attisha MD MPH, author of What The Eyes Don't See,
“A vivid and powerful first person account of the investigation & prosecution of a criminal doctor who helped fuel the opioid crisis.”
—Patrick Radden Keefe, author of Empire of Pain