Review by Maryanne Demasi, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics Title:
Unfortunately, the goal of global immunity has imposed an unhealthy code of silence. Questions about the ethics of mandatory medical treatment and the validity of clinical research are spinning around the edge of the covid pandemic. Unfortunately, the goal of global immunity has imposed an unhealthy code of silence. We think it’s time for the […]
Coercive, medical model psychiatry can be dangerous to your health. The Zyprexa Papers by Jin Gottstein Book Review By Tom Sandborn The Zyprexa Papers, by James Gottstein, Anchorage Alaska, 232 pp., $17.50 (paperback), ISBN-10: 0578627264 Imagine this. Someone in your life finds you inordinately eccentric, annoying or alarming, and decides you have a “mental illness,” whatever […]
The Zyprexa Papers by Jim Gottstein BY BRUCE E. LEVINE On November 28, 2006, attorney Jim Gottstein received a phone call that would change his life. It would propel Gottstein into a legal war against the giant pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly, who would retaliate against him for his release of Lilly’s own documents about its drug […]
A compelling, first-hand account of how a humble attorney manages to expose the rot inside Big Pharma The Zyprexa Papers by Jim Gottstein Book Review By Maryanne Demasi Indian Journal of Medical Ethics Online First Published December 29, 2020 Jim Gottstein, The Zyprexa Papers, Samizdat Health; 2020, 232 pages, $6.10 (Kindle), $ 17.50 (Paperback) ISBN: […]
Against all odds, Gottstein exposed the deception of a pharmaceutical giant and saved thousands of lives The Zyprexa Papers by Jim Gottstein A review by David Antonuccio, University of Nevada To me, The Zyprexa Papers reads like a combination between a Stephen King horror tale and a John Grisham legal thriller. I have met the […]
Producing such a book was an act of courage, determination, and humanity Shipwreck Review by Jon Thompson Shipwreck is a magnificent work, a tour-de-force of scientific and historical writing, and also of literature in its precision, clarity, breadth, depth, fast pace, compelling arguments, and wealth of metaphors and analogies throughout. The latter help focus readers’ […]
Malcharist… warns, educates, inspires. Malcharist tells stories mirroring the ugliness and craziness of health care Review by Gary Schwitzer I don’t read much fiction. Never have. As a journalist for 48 years, my mind and my eyes are focused on learning from history and reflecting on current events. But I’ve crossed paths with Paul John […]
Can anything in healthcare be worse than pushing children into suicide while pretending that the pills are as attractive as candy? I don’t think so. These drugs are being widely used in children and young people. According to the book, aside from contraceptives, they have become the most commonly prescribed drugs in adolescent girls in Britain, and the usage is increasing. The fact that leading professors in psychiatry in most countries still claim that the drugs protect against suicide shows a profession in ethical free fall that has allowed itself to become corrupted by the siren songs from the drug industry.
Patrick Hahn PhD has an excellent new book, Prescription for Sorrow: Antidepressants, Suicide and Violence, that does a very good job updating the misery caused by modern antidepressants. That these drugs are doing more harm than good cannot be doubted.
By Patrick D Hahn
Hot on the heels of the publication of David Healy’s Shipwreck of the Singular comes a paper in Neuropsychopharmacology by Elan Cohen and seven of his colleagues which demonstrates why Shipwreck was needed in the first place.
Seven of the eight authors of the paper are drug company employees. The subject of the paper is the “mitigation” of the placebo response in placebo-controlled randomized clinical trials.
As Dr. Healy points out in Shipwreck, the placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial once was held up as a shield to protect us from useless or dangerous medicines but in fact has turned into a vehicle to deliver adverse consequences with impunity…
There are quite a few books published about the lack of benefit and harm caused by so-called “anti-depressants.” The fact that so many people have felt compelled to write such books is interesting in itself. Prescription for Sorrow, by Patrick Hahn, is simply the best one I have read. It is the most engaging and readable. This is aided by victim vignettes of real people killed by these drugs to make the data real.
A book review of “Prescription for Sorrow” by Jim Gottstein