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Let them eat Prozac : the unhealthy relationship between the pharmaceutical industry and depression

Author: David Healy
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2004.
Series: Medicine, culture, and history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Let Them Eat Prozac explores the history of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) - from their early development to the latest marketing campaigns - and the controversies that surround them. Initially, they seemed like wonder drugs for mild to moderate depression, one pill a day to a new you, and unlike the tranquilizers that were popular from the 1960s to the 1980s, SSRIs supposedly could not lead to  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Healy
ISBN: 0814736696 9780814736692 0814736971 9780814736975
OCLC Number: 54408243
Description: xvi, 351 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Take one --
Events in Kentucky --
Down the barrel of a lawyer --
Market force --
A Pacific fault line --
Kafka's Castle --
Experiment at the end of the millennium --
The plots thicken --
The tort wars --
Let them eat Prozac --
Epilogue: anecdotal deaths.
Series Title: Medicine, culture, and history.
Responsibility: David Healy.
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Ground-breaking work on the dangers of anti-depressants and why the FDA continues to approve them. Lots of anecdotes, well-written, author will be on tour in the U.S. Good media lining up, very  Read more...

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"Healy confirms his status as one longtime thorn in the side of big drug companies, recounting how he was initially enthusiastic about SSRIs but eventually grew concerned about their side effects." Read more...

 
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