Blood Industry Conspiracy in Early Days of AIDS Epidemic Chronicled in New Book Being Released on World AIDS day
Trial exposed blood industry conspiracy to delay AIDS testing during early days of AIDS
epidemic that contaminated the national blood supply. The landmark jury verdict was affirmed
on appeal to the supreme court and fueled a congressional investigation into industry.
"Every Last Drop: How the Blood Industry Betrayed the Public Trust" by George T. Baxter, Esq., has been released in Commemoration of World AIDS Day
“Every Last Drop:How the Blood Industry Betrayed the Public Trust” takes us back to the early days of the AIDS epidemic – the most politicized disease in history. Attorney, George Baxter, recounts his six-year legal
battle for AIDS infected clients against the billion-dollar blood industry. The trial exposed a blood industry conspiracy to delay AIDS testing, which resulted in thousands of people getting AIDS contaminated blood
products. The landmark jury verdict was affirmed on appeal to the Supreme Court and fueled a congressional investigation into blood industry practices and Federal Food and Drug Administration conflicts-of-interest that allowed this to happen.
The book details how the blood industry rebuffed the demands of the Centers for Disease Control that they begin AIDS testing or else they would kill thousands of people. Dr. Donald P. Francis, a former member of the
CDC AIDS Task Force and a key witness at the trial, states in the book’s foreword, “The blood industry expected the people they infected to simply go away and die quietly, which is, unfortunately, exactly what they
did. Now, in a story that is as enlightening as it is frustrating, George Baxter’s story provides a shrewd look into the legal brouhaha surrounding this darkest hour in American health care.”
“Every Last Drop,” is a David and Goliath story that centers on the universal themes of trust over money, especially in the wake of a disaster. George Baxter’s personal struggle surfaces throughout this narrative,
alongside the stories of patients who endured discrimination and suffered from AIDS but fought to stay alive for their exhausting trials. The book is being released for World AIDS Day in memory of their courageous
George Baxter’s book, “Every Last Drop,” may now be ordered at Barnes & Noble.com and Amazon.com. The book is also available through the book’s website: www.Everylastdropbook.com where the viewer can see actual trial exhibits, a gripping book trailer, newspaper clippings and more
George T. Baxter, Esq.