Side Effects: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower, and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial

Side Effects: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower, and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial

Alison Bass


because the psychological wellbeing and fitness reporter for the Boston Globe, Alison Bass's front-page reporting on conflicts of curiosity in clinical study shocked readers, and her sequence on sexual misconduct between psychiatrists earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination. Now she turns her investigative talents to a debatable case that revealed the elevated suicide premiums between youth taking antidepressants similar to Paxil, Prozac, and Zoloft.

Side Effects tells the story of a gutsy assistant lawyer normal who, in addition to an not going whistle-blower at an Ivy League collage, exposed facts of deception at the back of the most winning drug campaigns in background. Paxil used to be the world's bestselling antidepressant in 2002. Pediatric prescriptions soared, although there has been no evidence that the drug played any larger than sugar drugs in treating little ones and children, and the genuine hazards the medicine posed have been withheld from the general public. the hot York country legal professional General's workplace introduced an extraordinary lawsuit opposed to titanic producer GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of Paxil, for client fraud. The profitable swimsuit introduced a tidal wave of protest that modified the best way medicines are confirmed, bought, and advertised during this country.

With meticulous learn, Alison Bass exhibits us the underbelly of the pharmaceutical undefined. She lays naked the bad ties among the scientific institution, sizeable pharma, and the FDA—relationships that position susceptible kids and adults in danger each day.

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