Side Effects

Journalist Alison Bass talked about her book Side Effects: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower, and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial. She read an… read more

Journalist Alison Bass talked about her book Side Effects: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower, and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial. She read an excerpt from and talked about the origins of the book. Following her talk she responded to questions from the audience. Side Effects recounts the rise of Paxil, the GlaxoSmithKline antidepressant, and the subsequent lawsuit against the manufacturer for consumer fraud by the New York State Attorney General’s office in 2004. Ms. Bass profiles several sources that contend that the manufacturer suppressed information about the link between the drug and suicidal thoughts.

Alison Bass writes on medicine, technology, and science for the Boston Globe. Ms. Bass has received awards from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and National Mental Health Association for her reporting. She has taught journalism courses at Brandeis University and Boston University. close

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Side Effects

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Program ID:
206546-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Jul 27, 2008 | 5:39am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jul 27, 2008 | 11:08pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Jul 27, 2008 | 5:39am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 27, 2008 | 11:08pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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