The Pharm House
A Harding Family Story
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Bill Powers – From the Author Bill Powers is a suspense-thriller novelist from Mendham, New Jersey whose debut new release novel is THE PHARM HOUSE. In this suspenseful thriller, Bill investigates the underworld of the international pharmaceutical industry, which includes unscrupulous activities at the hands of corporate lieges traversing the planet and seducing young women while soliciting, marketing, manufacturing and selling legalized addiction under the guise of medicinal purpose. The scenes are seamy and torrid as well as realistic and matter of fact. “How did I come up with the story and title for The Pharm House? My first attempt at writing a novel length story was during graduate school. It was science fiction, about half-finished and is beyond awful. I still keep it as a painful reminder. I waited several years and was ready to start another novel length story. You always hear “Write what you know”. My choices were to write about something I was already knowledgeable about, or go off and do the research in order to become knowledgeable.” Bill worked in pharmaceutical Research and Development (Johnson & Johnson) for 26 years, rising to the position of Vice President of Global Preclinical Development. In various management roles, he led groups of scientists in the US, Europe and Asia; he administered multimillion dollar budgets and was instrumental in the successful development of several marketed pharmaceutical products. With a Ph.D. in Toxicology, Bill is a Diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology. He has published numerous abstracts, articles and book chapters on various topics in toxicology. And as a toxicologist, yes – he is a “poison doc”. “Working full time in the pharmaceutical industry, doing research on a new topic wasn’t viable given the time required. That was when I decided to set my story inside a fictional pharmaceutical company – Marshall Pharmaceutical.” Several of todays pharmaceutical businesses started out as family concerns, in s