Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Finished reading: Side Effects by Allison Bass

I just finished reading Side Effects, A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower, and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial, by Allison Bass. 

Here is an Amazon link.

Click here for a link to a C-Span BookTV interview of Bass.

The WSJ reviewed the book: "Prozac improved the nation's mood when it came on the market in 1987. Earlier antidepressants had caused many side effects and were potentially lethal in overdose. Prozac appeared to be both a godsend and a blockbuster. It was effective, easy to administer and less likely to be used by depressed patients as a means to commit suicide. It was a boon to the bottom line of its manufacturer, Eli Lilly, but it also became a cautionary tale for the drug industry—of pharmaceutical success inspiring suspicion, controversy and backlash."  (Click here for the full review.)

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