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Katherine Eban
Contributing Editor, Investigative Journalist, Author: Bottle of Lies: the Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom at Vanity Fair


KATHERINE EBAN, an investigative journalist, is a Vanity Fair contributing editor and Andrew Carnegie fellow. Her articles on pharmaceutical counterfeiting, gun trafficking, and coercive interrogations by the CIA, have won international attention and numerous awards.

Her second book Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom (Ecco/HarperCollins, May 2019) is a New York Times bestseller and on the New York Times’ list of 100 Notable Books of 2019. Based on a decade of reporting, the book reveals endemic fraud and dire conditions in the overseas manufacturing plants where the majority of our low-cost generic medicine is made. She lectures frequently on the topic of pharmaceutical integrity.

Educated at Brown University and Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, Eban lives in Brooklyn with her husband, two daughters and Newfoundland dog Romeo.

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