PETER ROST: PHARMA MARKETING EXPERT WITNESS. AWP, MEDICAL DEVICE EXPERT.: Now I'm curious . . .
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PETER ROST: PHARMA MARKETING EXPERT WITNESS. AWP, MEDICAL DEVICE EXPERT.

Peter Rost, M.D., is a former Pfizer Marketing Vice President providing services as a medical device and drug expert witness and pharmaceutical marketing expert. Judge Sanders: "The court agrees with defendants' view that Dr. Rost is a very adept and seasoned expert witness." He is also the author of Emergency Surgery, The Whistleblower and Killer Drug. You can reach him on rostpeter (insert symbol) hotmail.com. Please read the terms of use agreement and privacy policy for this blog carefully.

Now I'm curious . . .

Can't wait any longer. Three weeks after launch. Just wanted to know . . . have any of my current blog readers read the book I've been talking so much about? (The Whistleblower.)

And, what did you think?

And, feel free to go to Amazon and put in your review, here!

:))

We have a couple of people who appear to have read the book, per comments below, but I'd love to hear from the rest of you as well, and what you think, so I'll just leave this post up on its own for a while, so you have time to respond. After all, this is pretty much what I'm trying to build my future on, so your comments are very important.

19 Comments:

Anonymous Jamie B said...

I saw you on Glenn Beck and now that I have read through your legal disclaimer, I am curious enough (and amused enough) to read your book as well.

Truthfully, it was nice to know that there is another walking on this planet with the same sense of humor I have. I look forward to some of the entertainment of your blog, as well as hyperbole and the facetious comments regarding the illogical actions of the legal team you are currently "playing" with.

10/02/2006  
Blogger Peter Rost said...

Hellooo??????

People are coming by but everyone is so quiet . . .

10/02/2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peter, most people who come here are too cheap to buy even a ten dollar book. That's the reason they come here. It's free.

10/02/2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup, haven't seen a single one of the "regulars" on this site doing a review on Amazon.

10/02/2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Dr. Rost,

I have read your book, left an Amazon review and recommended 'The Whistleblower' to all of my friends. I've also forwarded an annotated copy of your new book 'The Whistleblower' to my law firm. My law firm is, needless to say, ecstatic that we don't have to 're-invent the wheel' to establish that Pfizer's 'culture of corruption' (not to mention arrogance) is deeply embedded and goes back the past few generations of Pfizer leadership. Had Pfizer adopted each and every corporate 'value' and 'leader behavior' organically, ensuring that each and every diverse member of its workforce exemplified the behaviors thoroughly before attempting to inculcate the next, the company would not be called to task by the OIG all the way down. As Jamie Reidy, author of "Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman," so aptly stated after reading 'Whistleblower,' "It's hard to believe post-Enron that companies can still be dumb enough to ignore the concerns of well-intentioned employees, concerns that have huge moral, legal and financial implications..."

Look forward to your BLOG every morning. Corporate crime and hypocrisy don't take a day off. Keep up the exceptional work.

Thank You.

A Fed-up Pfizer employee

10/02/2006  
Blogger Peter Rost said...

Yes!!! A couple of you are reading. What about the rest?

:)

10/03/2006  
Blogger Markbnj said...

Unfortunately, I'm currently "under-employed" (to quote my wife), and
don't even have the spending money to spring for a simple book like this at amazon*. Sigh.
It's on my wish list at google, and I am going to get it as soon as possible.

* My wife keeps telling me we need Every penny to buy something called "food". Women!

10/03/2006  
Blogger MsMelody said...

Peter--

Sorry, I haven't extended you the courtesy of reading your book. Several months ago, I sent you a complimentary copy of my husband's book, "Too Profitable to Cure." I hoped for a comment, perhaps on your site, but either you found his work too trivial to mention, or you were too busy with your own endeavors to find time to read it.

It exposes a different "culture of corruption"--and I would think it would provide additional substantiation of your revelations. Like the previous poster, however, after going through the costs of self-publishing, I now find my discretionary income (that formerly used for inconsequentials like books and clothing) is aimed at mortgage payments and groceries.

Melody
http:www.tooprofitabletocure.com

BTW, today was the first time I have been able to access your site since the "blog party." Repeated visits have only shown the "party page." If others of your former blog readers experienced the same problem, perhaps this is why you are not hearing from them?

10/03/2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No I haven't.

For free your tales are entertaining, but you have not answered any of my comments calling out for a little something extra.

Like marketing to lower middle class people.

Or contributing (more) to the greater good. First step is whistleblowing, second step is book, third step is...

I'm not sure if you realize, like John Perkins, just because a whistle is blown that people trust the whisteblower. Especially when the resulting income is off of publicizing said event. It's not that you are inherently mistrusted either. Your true nature is just unknown and people don't necessarily want to support it with dollars.

If your book will help in the struggle to have disposable income, then tell me why. Is there an action here that we can affect change with? I'm not being radical, I'm being practical.

In other words, right now you are drama. But if it is another story of how we are getting screwed and there's nothing we can do about it, I'd just as soon keep the $10.

Listen to the people Peter. You have talent, skill, experience and luck (and a safety net?). Some of us only have one or two of those characteristics and are getting by as best we can.

Like Michael Moore kind of decided (I hear), we already know we are being screwed by the healthcare/Pharma industry. You are just providing juicy details as far as I can tell. What are we going to do about it (aside from individual litigation).

10/03/2006  
Blogger Peter Rost said...

I'm learning a lot!

MsMelody you probably had the blog party cached in your browser and needed to hit "Refresh Curent Page."

:))

10/03/2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peter, you've clearly got some readers of your book here, but you probably got an even bigger group of losers. Bet ya they buy beer, cigarettes and pay for cable tv, but don't have money for a book. Should make you think about how much time you spend writing this blog. No offense.

10/03/2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey anonymous don't be such a jerk. We are a one car family, we don't have cable, and as a couple we have been laid off 4 times in the last 4 years (which coincided with our having kids). We are both college graduates and now underemployed so that we can pay our bills (instead of waiting for the perfect job).

Does that make me a loser?

If so that makes you an asshole.

10/03/2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And I can't stand beer or cigarettes.

10/03/2006  
Blogger Pharma Giles said...

"Whistleblower" is not out in the UK yet. But I've already ordered my copy. And I'll be posting my review on Amazon as well...

10/03/2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People short on disposable income have $10, but they need to really, really want an item to spend it.

10/03/2006  
Anonymous Seth said...

I read the book and will eventually write a review. And copies of the book should make it to the library so people with all levels of income can enjoy, no? Not sure if that would be a publisher or author initiative, or maybe even the library patron can recommend that their library obtain the book.

10/03/2006  
Blogger Markbnj said...

Peter: Boy there are some sad (and angry) people out here.

I (at least) am not such a sad case as to be anonymous.

And, No, I don't smoke(I gave that up when cigarettes were 50cents a pack, and a case cost what a pack does now.)
And the last beer I had was likely last year...

And to quote the movie, "Airplane", I choose the wrong "year" to give up snorting glue (or take a retirement package)

Sigh.

10/03/2006  
Blogger Argon said...

Well to make things fair, you've gotten fired and are unemployed, I'm on disability. I haven't been able to afford the fee to get an ISBN so I haven't been able to get my book on Amazon.com but I did get it on CafePress.co. So I'll make you a deal.

>The Writer's Nightmare

If you buy a copy of my book, then I'll buy a copy of yours. Then I'll write a review of it on my blog and you can write one of mine on yours. That sounds like and equal deal to me right? And it solves all the questions about disposable incomes, losers, effort, drama and freeloaders right?

10/03/2006  
Blogger Erik said...

I enjoy the blog - it is, as one person pointed out above, drama. I enjoy your sense of humor and am interested in finding out how this all shakes out.

I haven't bought the book, but I don't tend to rush out and buy books anyway - it's just not my style. I certainly have yours filed away in the back of my mind as one that I'd be interested in perusing if I came across it.

And actually - I know deep-down I have an aversion to buying through places like Amazon because I love real brick and mortar bookstores so much. Much like the David Wilcox song where an angel appears to him and tells him to "go to East Ashville Hardware before you go to Lowe's" - I go to the local privateer bookstore before anywhere else. So when your book shows up on those shelves, you will likely have a sale!

10/04/2006  

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