Strong Medicine Author:Arthur Hailey From the writer who brought to millions the glittering world of Hotel, the drama of Airport, the power and passion of Overload, here is a new and immensely satisfying novel that takes the reader into the heart of the pharmaceutical industry, where millions of dollars and millions of lives can hang on a single decision...and into the heart and mi... more »nd of an unforgettable woman, determined to have both a career and a fulfilling marriage---in an era when most women chose only one.
Strong Medicine is the story of a strong woman whose career involves her in the fascinating business of pharmaceuticals, with its awesome power for good and awful potential for evil; and whose marriage takes her into the world of medicine, through the gentle, steadfast doctor who is her equal and partner in every way.
Celia Jordan is an appealing, modern-day heroine like no other, and only the world's favorite storyteller could do her justice.
This is the story of Celia's relationship with the cultured and wise Sam Hawthorne, the fast track excutive who never loses faith in her, but tragically loses faith in everything else; of the brillant young reseacher Martin Peat Smith, who races against time to give Celia the breakthrough the company desperately needs; of Vincent Lord, the disappointed scientist who is her bitter rival; of Dennie Donahue, the unscrupulous senator who vows to destroy her. It is the story of the gambles Celia must take to reach the first rung of power...of the battles between ethics and profits to both... of the heartbreaking tragdey that rocks the industry...of the inside power struggle Celia thought she was above until they threaten to consume her, too, and ultimately lead to the most painful decision of her career.« less