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Author: Michael Palmer
ISBN13: 978-0553171693
Title: Side Effects
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Language: English
Category: Contemporary
Publisher: Bantam Books (December 1985)
Pages: 352

Side Effects by Michael Palmer

1942-2013, was the author of Political Suicide, Oath of Office, A Heartbeat Away, The Last Surgeon, The Second Opinion, The First Patient, The Fifth Vial, The Society, Fatal, The Patient, Miracle Cure, Critical Judgment, Silent Treatment, Natural Causes, Extreme Measures, Flashback, Side Effects, and The Sisterhood.

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A bright hospital pathologist with a loving husband and a solid future. Working full time in a busy ER saw to it that Side Effects didn’t get written quickly. Once again (with my blessing) the book was published as a paperback (mass market) original. The public has a short memory, I was told, and you are not writing fast enough to take the hardcover gamble yet.

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Book was Side Effects by Michael Palmer. The back of the book reads: Kate Bennet. A bright hospital pathologist with a loving husband and a solid future. Did this book really need to be tied to Nazis? Probably not. But it was an entertaining read. Felt a lot more like Robin Cook than the other Michael Palmer book I’ve read. Page count: 368 Approximate word count: 75,933. 2007: – The Body Box (Lynn Abercrombie).

Has everything - a terrifying plot. vividly drawn characters' John SaulDr. Kate Bennett is a brilliant young pathologist with a loving husband and a bright future. But her world is about to be turned upside down. At the Omnicenter, a high-tech health facility for women, a strange and puzzling illness has killed two patients - an illness which has no definite cause, let alone a cure. Michael Palmer, M. trained in internal medicine at Boston City and Massachusetts General Hospitals, spending twenty years as a full-time practitioner of internal and emergency medicine. He died in October 2013. Библиографические данные.

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Reviews: 7
This is my 4th Medical Suspense type novel by Michael Palmer. While admittedly I am a suspense/thriller freak, I must confess that out of over 30 different writers of this literary genre, I certainly grade Plamer’s style, tope, unique and most interesting. While each story starts with a short ‘background’ prologue which becomes clear only quite late into the novel, each story is completely different without any resemblance or repetition to others by Palmer, a practice too common by most writers of this genre.
A doctor himself by background, all Palmer’s stories surround medical persons in a major eastern city in the US. But this concludes all resemblance among Palmer’s medical suspense/thrillers. While he frequently uses medical terminology, they are used quite lightly and are always followed with layman’s explanation. The mega-pharmaceutical company or super HMO company as well as their collaborators are often the villains, while a dedicated true-heart physician is the hero.
In Side Effects, the hero is a dedicated pathologist and the villain is an old nazi biochemist, that escaped to the US and formulated the ultimate contraceptive. Another villain is the owner of a large drug company that wishes to acquire the monstrous drug.
Michael Palmer knew in the 80's the global source of suppression that is the pharmaceutical industry. How thoroughly he depicts for us the foundation and motivation behind its decades' long scramble to turn healthcare into pill taking and pill pushing. Today, this is a planet-wide epidemic. The solution is to disagree and do as heroine, Dr. Kate Bennett, did - "bulldog" the truth as you see it for your own health and that of others. This is my first Michael Palmer. I will find and read more!
The medical world is too big and too complicated for Joe Average to take on by himself. Where does he go when the medical establishment can't see past the billion's of dollars it can make at the expense of your life? A question well stated, and sadly, even for the well intended doctor - unanswered.
As a retired employee of Schering-Plough (now absorbed by Merck) company I can confirm the authenticity of many parts of this narrative.

I retired just below the 'executive grade' calling myself a 'senior peon', actually a lab supervisor. At that level I have not been privy to shenanigans, some of them deadly, the author describes in the book. They may or may have not taken place at my company, I had no way of knowing. Even department heads probably did not know, their mutual communications may have been 'strongly discouraged' by the supreme leaders as described in the book.

In addition, my parents were both hard working professionals, my mother a physician and my father a civil engineer. Their relationship was, to put it mildly, difficult although my mother was not as career oriented as the protagonist in the book.

So, I am in a position of 'been there, done that' and in my 17th year of retirement I prefer not to think too much about most of my life, childhood with not quite compatible parents and adulthood inside a fairly large pharma company.

Hence only three stars. Bit subjective, I know and perhaps unfair. People with backgrounds different from my own may enjoy it more and get some useful education about the world of hospital politics and reality of making medications.

Just one detail: The author really knows what he is writing about describing the story of Valium. Our company during my years there (1980 - 1996) worked quite hard on two diazepin medications and finally, after many delays, the FDA approved both of them. To the credit of Schering-Plough, neither of them was actually marketed, there were just too many me-too Valiums out there already.
First time reader of this author and now i am hooked. This was such a great, easy and creative book. i was hooked after the first page.

The characters were easy to fall in love with and follow, along with the story. the author made the mental visions so easy and vivid of the surroundings and the characters actions felt so real.

i would highly recommend this author and this book.
Medicine has made great strides in developing modern drugs to combat as well as curing disease . When profits for the drug companies becomes their focus ,then patients become more at risk.This novel illuminates what can happen when this occurs. A good and scary read.
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3 stars are all I can give. This was in no way a medical thriller for me. It was a scathing view of the pharmaceutical industry and probably spot on in that area. Still I was personally looking for a more fictional medical story and less back door dealings of those trying to make a profit, even over dead bodies.

An unsatisfying if honest ending just capped a sometimes, for me, tedious read.
I really loved the plot of this book. It had me hooked almost immediately. However, I didn't love the main character. It was hard to even like her. Overall great book.