Side Effects : A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower, and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial by Alison Bass - Just when you thought you’d heard it
all. This book reveals in detail how GlaxoSmithKline hid the dangerous side effects of Paxil from doctors and the public, and how a congressional investigation prompted the FDA to mandate strict warnings for all antidepressants. The author reveals even more new information about the web of deceit and greed behind pharmaceutical companies and psychiatrists willing to compromise their careers for money. This book reads like a best-selling novel. You learn about faked drug studies at Brown University - surprise visits from government agents, a legally blind attorney, Rose Firestein, working for Elliot Spitzer, the attorney general of New York. Unfortunately, the dangers of drug side effects are discounted by practically everybody, including doctors willing to trust what company reps tell them.
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