I always thought generic drugs were the best choice. They were tested and proven to be equivalent to the brand name originals and cost much less. But I never imagined that some of the data the FDA relied on had been doctored as part of a global pattern of deception. The book Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom by investigative journalist Katherine Eban is an eye-opener. The unfortunate truth is that generic drugs can't always be trusted: some of them are ineffective or even deadly.