Side Effects

Author: Alison Bass
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1565126432
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Side Effects from the Author: Alison Bass. As the mental health reporter for the Boston Globe, Alison Bass's front-page reporting on conflicts of interest in medical research stunned readers, and her series on sexual misconduct among psychiatrists earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination. Now she turns her investigative skills to a controversial case that exposed the increased suicide rates among adolescents taking antidepressants such as Paxil, Prozac, and Zoloft. Side Effects tells the tale of a gutsy assistant attorney general who, along with an unlikely whistle-blower at an Ivy League university, uncovered evidence of deception behind one of the most successful drug campaigns in history. Paxil was the world's bestselling antidepressant in 2002. Pediatric prescriptions soared, even though there was no proof that the drug performed any better than sugar pills in treating children and adolescents, and the real risks the drugs posed were withheld from the public. The New York State Attorney General's office brought an unprecedented lawsuit against giant manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of Paxil, for consumer fraud. The successful suit launched a tidal wave of protest that changed the way drugs are tested, sold, and marketed in this country. With meticulous research, Alison Bass shows us the underbelly of the pharmaceutical industry. She lays bare the unhealthy ties between the medical establishment, big pharma, and the FDA—relationships that place vulnerable children and adults at risk every day.

Side Effects

Author: Harvey Jacobs
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781542641531
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Side Effects from the Author: Harvey Jacobs. Vonnegut + Catch-22In the last hours of his hectic life, Simon Apple faces up to the hard truth that his very survival represents a prescription for disaster, not only for the pharmaceutical industry but for the nation itself!How Simon is transformed from an innocent, loving child in a small midwestern city into Public Enemy Number One by a series of dizzying Side Effects makes for an unforgettable medical misadventure in an age when a new miracle drug, promising paradise, comes along every day - just in time for the Evening News. Side Effects is a rollicking read, the story of a hapless hero caught in an existential whirl where there's a pill for every problem, give or take some unexpected consequences.With a cover by Gahan Wilson.PRAISE FOR SIDE EFFECTS"The culture of pharmaceutical overkill is the subject--and target--of this high-energy fifth novel from the little-known comic surrealist whose best books (American Goliath, 1998, etc.) rival the late 20th-century antic fiction of Kurt Vonnegut, Joseph Heller and Stanley Elkin."Its protagonist--and victim--is Simon Apple, whose uniquely embattled life (shaped by the unforeseen effects of prescribed medications) unrolls before him when he's on death row awaiting execution for a "murder" suspiciously linked to the very pharmaceutical company responsible for Simon's alarming bodily transformations. As Jacobs juxtaposes the story of Simon's life with details of his incarceration, the worst excesses of corporate greed and malfeasance, the cult of fame and the danger zones of sex and commitment are skewered with a ferocious energy that recalls the genial albeit pitch-black madness of Catch-22 and the weirdly wonderful new science of H.G. Wells's Tono-Bungay. As Simon is successively afflicted with "explosive growth," the possession of (first) antlers then gills, penile contraction and expansion, electronically mischievous flatulence and other arcane dysfunctions, his usefulness as poster boy for corporate behemoth Regis Pharmaceuticals is pronounced dead. And CEO Regis Van Clay, an egomaniacal masochist of hilariously epic dimensions, schemes to erase the blot on his company's escutcheon that perpetually ailing Simon has become."At times this novel's ebullient particulars threaten to overwhelm the reader, but beating beneath its manic surface (like Simon's unstoppable heart) is a brilliant expressionistic portrayal of an all-too-human sufferer "doomed to live life at arm's length, a stranger to everyone including himself." Despite numerous antecedents and influences, Jacobs's monstrous satire is a truly original work."A great comic novel and a huge leap forward for one of America's most underrated and accomplished writers.- Kirkus ReviewSide Effects recounts the medical misadventures of Simon Apple, whose life has been one long battle with Miracle Cures, each of which requires yet another Miracle Cure to curb an increasingly bizarre series of unintended consequences. Now, Simon awaits the lethal stroke of midnight on Death Row when he will make the supreme sacrifice-giving his life for the sake of the pharmaceutical industry. A steady parade of visitors-family, friends, enemies and lovers come to wish him bon voyage on the day of his final exit-while Simon's nemesis, Regis Van Clay, celebrates. Side Effects is a rollicking ride through a life that ranges from horrendous to hilarious, a resonant contemporary reading adventure where RX marks the spot.REVIEWS OF THE AUTHOR'S PREVIOUS BOOKSAn inspired novel.-TIME MagazineA masterpiece...arguably this year's best novel.Kirkus Reviews.Bells clanging, lights aflash, the plot's ball bangs and rebounds. . . . A wonderful and wonderfully funny book.-James SallisLA TimesHis characters are haunting. . . . I have rarely enjoyed finding a writer as much as I have enjoyed my own discovery of Jacobs.-Robert CromieChicago Tribune

Side Effects

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Publisher: Martin Sisters Publishing
ISBN: 1937273059
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Side Effects

Author: Amy Goldman Koss
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 9781429935821
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Side Effects from the Author: Amy Goldman Koss. Serious, funny, compelling -- and unique: a novel about a teenager with cancer and doesn't die, from Amy Goldman Koss, acclaimed author of THE GIRLS. As if it isn't bad enough to have cancer, practically every time we pick up a book or hear about a character in a movie who gets sick, we know they'll be dead by the last scene. In reality, kids get all kinds of cancers, go through unspeakable torture and painful treatments, but walk away, fine in the end. Isabelle, not quite 15, is living a normal life of fighting with her younger brother, being disgusted with her parents, and hoping to be noticed by a cute guy. Everything changes in an instant when she is diagnosed with lymphoma-- and even her best friend, Kay, thinks Izzy is going to die. But she doesn't, and her humor—sardonic, sharp, astute -- makes reading this book accessible and actually enjoyable. From the acclaimed author of The Girls and Poison Ivy, Side Effects is about the pain, fear, and unlikely comedy of 15-year-old Izzy's journey, told in her own powerful and authentic voice. It is Izzy's story—screams and all.

Meyler S Side Effects Of Herbal Medicines

Author: J. K. Aronson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444532692
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Meyler S Side Effects Of Herbal Medicines from the Author: J. K. Aronson. "This book summarizes the adverse effects of a large range of herbal medicines and the active ingredients that they contain. It includes extensive lists of the families of plants that are used as herbal medicines, including the Latin names of genera and species as well as the common names of individual plants. The material is drawn from the 15th edition of the internationally renowned encyclopedia, Meyler's Side Effects of Drugs: The Encyclopedia of Adverse Drug Reactions and Interactions, and the latest volumes in the companion series, Side Effects of Drugs Annuals."--BOOK JACKET.

Side Effects Of Drugs Annual

Author: Jeffrey K. Aronson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080522814
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Side Effects Of Drugs Annual from the Author: Jeffrey K. Aronson. The Side Effects of Drugs Annual was first published in 1977. It has been continually published since then, as a yearly update to the voluminous encyclopedia Meyler's Side Effects of Drugs. Each new Annual continues to provide clinicians and medical investigators with a reliable and critical yearly survey of new data and trends in the area of Adverse Drug Reactions and Interactions. An international team of specialists has contributed to the Annuals by selecting critically from each year's writing all that is truly new and informative, by critically interpreting it, and by pointing to whatever is misleading. Provides a critical yearly survey of new data and trends Includes an essay that describes the modern approach to classifying adverse drug reactions Special reviews in this Annual include, among other topics: Antipsychotic drugs and now-onset diabetes mellitus, Treating asthma during pregnancy, and MMR vaccine and autism

Meyler S Side Effects Of Drugs In Cancer And Immunology

Author: Jeffrey K. Aronson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080932886
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Meyler S Side Effects Of Drugs In Cancer And Immunology from the Author: Jeffrey K. Aronson. Elsevier now offers a series of derivative works based on the acclaimed Meyler’s Side Effect of Drugs, 15th Edition. These individual volumes are grouped by specialty to benefit the practicing biomedical researcher and/or clinician. There has been significant progress in the development of targeted therapy drugs that act specifically on certain cancers, and that minimize damage to normal cells. Oncologists and cancer researchers will rely on this volume to determine effective drug treatments. * The only drug guide that includes clinical case studies and expert analysis * UNIQUE! Features not only anticancer drugs, but also all other drugs that act upon related organ systems affected by cancer * Most complete cross referencing of drug-drug interactions available * Latest content from the most highly regarded compilation of drug side effects: Side Effects of Drugs Annual serial

Meyler S Side Effects Of Drugs Used In Anesthesia

Author: Jeffrey K. Aronson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080932916
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Meyler S Side Effects Of Drugs Used In Anesthesia from the Author: Jeffrey K. Aronson. Elsevier now offers a series of derivative works based on the acclaimed Meylers Side Effect of Drugs, 15th Edition. These individual volumes are grouped by specialty to benefit the practicing physician or health care clinician. A safe and efficient anesthesia practice requires appropriate drug knowledge. Catastrophes under anesthesia have focused attention on the interaction between drugs, including prescribed and non-prescribed medications, including interactions with vitamins, herbal preparations, traditional remedies, and food supplements. This book summarizes the adverse effects of a large range of drugs used in anesthesia. The material is drawn from the 15th edition of the internationally renowned encyclopedia, Meyler’s Side Effects of Drugs, and the latest volumes in the companion series, Side Effects of Drugs Annuals. This volume is critical for any health professional involved in the administration of anesthesia. Elsevier now offers a series of derivative works based on the acclaimed Meylers Side Effect of Drugs, 15th Edition. These individual volumes are grouped by specialty to benefit the practicing physician or health care clinician. A safe and efficient anesthesia practice requires appropriate drug knowledge. Catastrophes under anesthesia have focused attention on the interaction between drugs, including prescribed and non-prescribed medications, including interactions with vitamins, herbal preparations, traditional remedies, and food supplements. This book summarizes the adverse effects of a large range of drugs used in anesthesia. The material is drawn from the 15th edition of the internationally renowned encyclopedia, Meyler’s Side Effects of Drugs, and the latest volumes in the companion series, Side Effects of Drugs Annuals. This volume is critical for any health professional involved in the administration of anesthesia. Surpasses the Physician’s Desk Reference © by including clinical case studies and independent expert analysis Complete index of drug names Most complete cross referencing of drug-drug interactions available The book is divided into three separate sections: General Anesthetics – A general introduction to their adverse effects, followed by monographs on individual inhalational and intravenous anesthetics. Local Anesthetics – A general introduction to their adverse effects including the adverse effects of different routes of administration, followed by monographs on individual local anesthetics. Neuromuscular Blocking Agents and Muscle Relaxants - A general introduction to their adverse effects, followed by monographs on individual agents. Drug names have usually been designated by their recommended or proposed International Non-proprietary Names (rINN or pINN); when those are not available, clinical names have been used. In some cases, brand names have been used.

Psychiatric Side Effects Of Prescription And Over The Counter Medications

Author: Thomas Markham Brown
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 9780880488686
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Psychiatric Side Effects Of Prescription And Over The Counter Medications from the Author: Thomas Markham Brown. Both prescription and non-prescription medications used in medicine and psychiatry can cause a varietyof problems for those taking them, both in terms of their behavior and their ability to think. The first book to thoroughly examine how to recognize and manage the psychological side-effects of these medicines, this exhaustive work also provides a fingertip source of vital information for everyone from psychiatrists, primary care doctors and other medical subspecialty practitioners to students, residents and general readers. Noted physicians Thomas Markham Brown and Alan Stoudemire cover all of the major medications used in medicine and psychiatry, with full chapters on such topics as: * Antipsychotics* Antidepressants* Lithium* Anticonvulsants* Anesthetic agents* Sedative-Hypnotic and related agents* Antibiotics* Cardiovascular agents* Antineoplastic agents* Gastrointestinal agents* Pulmonary agents* Hematologic agents* Antilipemic agents* Drugs affecting the endocrine system Throughout this information-packed reference, the authors, noted physicians Thomas Markham Brown and Alan Stoudemire, cover all of the major medications used in medicine and psychiatry. They focus on the fundamental ways drugs cause cognitive toxicity and map strategies for clinical management. They also address the consequences of drug interactions and the basic pathophysiology of central nervous system toxicity. With the help of Psychiatric Side Effects of Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications, readers will be able to quickly identify the ways drugs sometimes negatively affect behavior and ability to reason, and then determine the best practical course for treating those problems. A CD-ROM containing the complete contents of Psychiatric Side Effects of Prescription and Over the Counter Medications is included. Fully searchable, this CD-ROM is compatible on both MACINTOSH and WINDOWS systems.

Side Effects

Author: Woody Allen
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345343352
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Side Effects from the Author: Woody Allen. Sixteen pieces show Allen's unique perspective on Socrates, restaurant reviews, the UFO menace, love and passion, and other topics and issues of undying interest.