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The Neurology of Angels [NOOK Book]

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The Neurology of Angels: A novel about the hearts inside the business and politics of drug development.

Every day a choice must be made between saving one child and treating thousands.

Galen is a neuroscientist and entrepreneur who loses everything to develop a cure for stroke. Eddy is a devoted father who enters politics on a mission to lower the cost of prescription drugs. Elizabeth is a pharmaceutical ...

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The Neurology of Angels

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Overview

The Neurology of Angels: A novel about the hearts inside the business and politics of drug development.

Every day a choice must be made between saving one child and treating thousands.

Galen is a neuroscientist and entrepreneur who loses everything to develop a cure for stroke. Eddy is a devoted father who enters politics on a mission to lower the cost of prescription drugs. Elizabeth is a pharmaceutical industry lawyer who is raising a daughter with a rare and fatal genetic illness.

Their families become forever entwined as the three parents engage in a tug-of-war over a failing system of good intentions. In the wake, heroes are born.

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Reviews

“Powerful, Informative, Heart-tugging…a novel brave enough to challenge our misconceptions.”
-- Dianne Salerni for POD Book Reviews & More

“The Neurology of Angels leaves you questioning what you thought you knew about pharmaceutical research.”
-- Kids in the Suburbs

“This book is more than just the science and politics of drug development and approval though, it involves 'real' people battling loss and heartache.”
-- The Eclectic Reader

“A tender tale of persons who are frail and vulnerable – like most of humanity – yet who aspire to do what is right…It is not a depressing or sad book, offering no hope. In fact, it is just the opposite.”
-- Alvah’s Books

“A fascinating realistic novel”
-- Self-Publishing Review

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011186745
  • Publisher: Krista Tibbs
  • Publication date: 1/18/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,267,263
  • File size: 440 KB

Meet the Author

Krista Tibbs studied neuroscience at MIT and holds an MBA in health sector management from Duke University. Her career has included service in the federal government, public education, and the biotechnology industry conducting clinical research for diseases with unmet medical needs. She also has a swing dance habit.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2008

    What Would You Do to Save a Child?

    The Neurology of Angels is a powerful novel exploring health care issues through the intertwined lives of several people for whom drug availability is a daily personal dilemma. Two parents whose children suffer from rare and fatal illnesses ¿ one with an existing but expensive cure ¿ one with no cure at all ¿ play tug-of-war over laws and regulations and resources, while a scientist-turned-entrepreneur faces heart-rending choices about how and when his miracle drug will be used ¿ and who will receive it. This is a powerful novel about important contemporary issues. How do factors like Medicare, generic drugs, and international sales impact the availability of drugs for the populace? The complex interaction of FDA mandates, legislation, and investment opportunities essentially control who in this country has access to the newest drugs ¿ and who does not. The FDA¿s concern is with scientific proof of effectiveness and safety, and the pleas of individuals who might die waiting for that proof go unheard. Legislators make decisions based on human reactions to health care problems faced by Americans, without truly understanding the economic fallout of their actions. Investors pour their money into profitable companies, forcing decisions that favor treatments for the common and the many over treatments for the rare and the few. And at the heart of this novel, a handful of people with good intentions unknowingly work at cross-purposes in an attempt to save these two children and thousands like them.

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