For those of you interested in hearing more about my book Side Effects: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial, I will be giving a talk at Back Pages bookstore in Waltham on Tuesday, July 1 at 7 p.m.
This week, The New England Journal of Medicine gave the book a big thumb's up. (To read full review, go to Reviews). The reviewer, Dr. Richard Friedman, of Weill Cornell Medical College, wrote that Side Effects "used the case of Paxil to expose the unsavory and self-serving relationships among members of the pharmaceutical industry, psychiatrists, and members of the FDA" and that the book "has the brio of a crime thriller.” He concluded that this "riveting and well-researched account of these disturbing ties should be widely read by members of the medical profession, many of whom continue to believe, despite all evidence to the contrary, that they are immune to the influence of drug companies." Amen.