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Sharp, Kathleen

Overview
Works: 10 works in 51 publications in 1 language and 1,609 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Biography  Biographies  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HD9666.5, 338.476153
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kathleen Sharp
Blood feud : the man who blew the whistle on one of the deadliest prescription drugs ever by Kathleen Sharp( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Blood Feud is the electrifying true tale of Big Pharma's power, regulatory weakness, and the terrifying vulnerability of millions of innocent patients. THE PLAYERS The Drug: Procrit An anti-anemia drug, this miraculous blood booster was one of the first biotech blockbusters. Developed by Amgen and licensed to a Johnson & Johnson company, the drug was sold by the two companies under the brand names Procrit, Epogen, and Arenesp. The Underdog: Mark Duxbury, Drug Salesman Duxbury was the gung-ho salesman for the new biotech division of J & J, an irrepressible character full of jokes. In the early 1990s, he set out to spread the benefits of Procrit, and became a true believer and top seller. But he and his peers were told to steal business from J & J's partner, Amgen. Then came the marketing studies, the off-invoice rebates, doctor payments, and off-label claims. Duxbury tried to stop some of these ruthless programs, but was fired on trumped-up charges. He tried anything to warn the public: testifying in a secret arbitration, joining a class action effort, and filing a whistleblower suit. But he was thwarted at nearly every turn-until the surprising end. The Best Friend: Dean McClellan, Drug Legend Dean McClellan was Duxbury's friendly rival. He tried to beat his buddy's record and wound up selling $170 million worth of the drug, becoming a legend. When Duxbury got fired, McClellan tried to distance himself. But as news of Procrit's deadly power started to surface, McClellan agreed to hand over thousands of damning documents and help his friend blow the whistle on J & J. The Crusader: Jan Schlichtmann, Esq. Remember Jan Schlichtmann, protagonist of the best-selling book and Oscar nominated movie, A Civil Action? When he learned of Duxbury's mission, he felt the old fire rising in his belly and signed on. Now, he's gambling on yet another long shot, trying to fight on behalf of not just millions of cancer patients, but for every American who overpays for health-care"--Provided by publisher
Mr. & Mrs. Hollywood : Edie and Lew Wasserman and their entertainment empire by Kathleen Sharp( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the lives of the former president of MCA/Universal and his wife, recounting how they maintained a powerful influence over Hollywood and the government in the face of antitrust prosecution, competitors, and their own clients
In good Faith by Kathleen Sharp( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Prudential: the very symbol of integrity to the generations of Americans who wished to make sure that their loved ones were provided for. This book, the first full account of the largest scandal ever to rock the financial world, will shake that confidence to its core. When Prudential-Bache decided, in 1981, that it was high-time to get a bigger piece of the retail investment market, who could doubt that they would be "Rock solid, market wise"? As it turned out, Prudential-Bache's customer's found themselves victims of the largest financial scandal in history. During the 1980s, Prudential-Bache sold what have proven to be billions in nearly worthless investments, all in good faith. In this carefully researched and fascinating expose, an award-winning financial journalist explores the full dimensions of this scandal that has brought devastation to countless investors
Blood feud : the man who blew the whistle on one of the deadliest prescription drugs ever by Kathleen Sharp( Recording )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gripping blockbuster account of an American icon, the most lucrative biotech drug ever, $11 billion in global sales, and hundreds of thousands of trusting victims
Blood medicine : blowing the whistle on one of the deadliest prescription drugs ever by Kathleen Sharp( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the investigation into Johnson & Johnson's blood-booster product Procrit relates how former company sales representative Mark Duxbury lost his job for testifying that the drug was poorly tested, overprescribed, and could cause cancer
Mr. & Mrs. Hollywood : Edie and Lew Wasserman and their entertainment empire by Kathleen Sharp( )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wassermans ruled over twentieth-century Hollywood by building MCA, the world's largest talent agency, which ultimately devoured the global multibillion-dollar conglomerate, Universal Studios. Hounded by antitrust prosecutors, attacked by lesser rivals, and betrayed by their own proteges, this supremely powerful couple vanquished their enemies while extending their influence beyond Sunset Strip, into governors' mansions, Senate chambers, the White House, and international boardrooms. Lew was uber-agent to legendary stars, a pioneering TV producer, and a film mogul with a Midas touch. He was a boss to sixty-two labor unions, a diplomat, political kingmaker, and cultural statesman. His wife and champion, Edie, was the daughter of a Cleveland mob attorney, the queen of Hollywood's social A list, and Lew's secret agent who used her cunning and charm to help him. For more than sixty years, the couple played a central role in shaping the Golden Age of television, the glamorization of Las Vegas, the development of the blockbuster film (Psycho, Jaws, E.T.), and the elevation of the entertainment industry into America's number-one export. Sharp also chronicles the Wassermans' extraordinary philanthropy, which made them the most generous of Hollywood's benefactors
Mr. and Mrs. Hollywood by Kathleen Sharp( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wassermans ruled over twentieth-century Hollywood by building MCA, the world's largest talent agency, which ultimately devoured the global multibillion-dollar conglomerate, Universal Studios. Hounded by antitrust prosecutors, attacked by lesser rivals, and betrayed by their own proteges, this supremely powerful couple vanquished their enemies while extending their influence beyond Sunset Strip, into governors' mansions, Senate chambers, the White House, and international boardrooms. Lew was uber-agent to legendary stars, a pioneering TV producer, and a film mogul with a Midas touch. He was a boss to sixty-two labor unions, a diplomat, political kingmaker, and cultural statesman. His wife and champion, Edie, was the daughter of a Cleveland mob attorney, the queen of Hollywood's social A-list, and Lew's secret agent who used her cunning and charm to help him. For more than sixty years, the couple played a central role in shaping the Golden Age of TV, the glamorization of Las Vegas, and the development of the blockbuster film (Psycho, Jaws, E.T). Based on hundreds of interviews, and featuring the likes of Jimmy Stewart, Ted Kennedy, Errol Flynn, Jane Wyman, the Reagans and Clinton, this fascinating dual biography uncovers how the Wasserman's built the world's largest entertainment incorporation
At the End of the Spectrum Next to Orange and Opposite Violet by Kathleen Sharp( )

1 edition published in 2017 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Photography is an unstable medium, the repercussions of technological advancement are constantly redefining its capabilities. As an artist working in this medium, I have often found myself wrapped up in existential reflection over my work’s place within the discipline. With At the End of the Spectrum Next to Orange and Opposite Violet, I have narrowed my interests to focus on the phenomenon of light and the manipulation of color. I am creating work committed to the conceptual foundation that light constitutes the experience of a color. I have been working monochromatically to create images and videos in order to explore this idea of color as an experience. Throughout this document my research has opened a new way of thinking about the interactions of light, color, and the viewer
SHARP, K.: Mr. and Mrs. Hollywood (Unabridged)( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Foul play : discrimination is still the norm, 21 years after Title IX by Kathleen Sharp( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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