Side Effects

Author: Adam Phillips
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141902027
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Side Effects from the Author: Adam Phillips. Side effects are things we do not intend. And, in this collection of essays, Adam Phillips examines how the things we don’t mean, or mean perhaps to forget, prove to be those that are often most telling about our unconscious lives. Phillips also intends for us to question our conscious pursuit of happiness, explaining that, in refusing to admit and explore life’s down sides, we can only be living half lives. And through his unique and incisive exploration of literature, Phillips also demonstrates what the great novelists have to tell us about ourselves. Both illuminating and fascinating on literature as well as life, Side Effects maps our edges as human beings, and, in doing so, goes some way to helping give shape to our lives.

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

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.

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.

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

Possible Side Effects

Author: Augusten Burroughs
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 0857895249
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Possible Side Effects from the Author: Augusten Burroughs. This book is approved for consumption by those seeking pleasure, escape, amusement, enlightenment, or general distraction. This book is not approved to treat disorders such as eBay addiction or incessant blind dating. In studies, some readers reported inappropriate convulsive laughter, a tingling sensation in the limbs and sudden gasping. Less than one per cent reported narcolepsy. Do not operate heavy machinery while reading this book, until you know what effects it may have on you. Ask your Atlantic Books sales representative about Possible Side Effects.

Side Effects Of Cancer Chemotherapy On The Gastrointestinal Tract

Author: M. Staritz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792387916
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Side Effects Of Cancer Chemotherapy On The Gastrointestinal Tract from the Author: M. Staritz. Cancer chemotherapy frequently attacks the gastrointestinal tract. Many of the possible side-effects reduce the patient's quality of life, may limit acceptance of further drug administration, and even life-threatening complications must be considered. This book is the proceedings of the Falk Workshop 'Side-effects of Chemotherapy on the Gastrointestinal Tract: Pathogenesis and Therapy', held in Freiburg, Germany, on October 11, 2002 (Part IV of the Freiburg Gastroenterology Week). Chapters by pathologists, pharmacologists, oncologists and gastroenterologists will improve our understanding of the effects of anticancer agents on the organs of the gastrointestinal tract and help to compensate for chemotherapy-induced adverse effects.

A Guide To The Extrapyramidal Side Effects Of Antipsychotic Drugs

Author: D. G. Cunningham Owens
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139867571
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A Guide To The Extrapyramidal Side Effects Of Antipsychotic Drugs from the Author: D. G. Cunningham Owens. It is often implied that antipsychotic-induced extrapyramidal side-effects are irrelevant to modern psychiatric therapeutics, rendered historic by newer, better treatments. This myth arises from limited awareness of the depth and breadth of neurological disruption antipsychotics can mediate. This volume discusses the extensive clinical boundaries of acute dystonias, drug-induced parkinsonism, akathisia and tardive dyskinesia, providing demographic and epidemiological context while illustrating how prescribing choices impact powerfully on their development. This new edition has been thoroughly updated and rewritten to include recent data, expanded references and a new chapter on the concept of 'atypical' antipsychotics. Written in a light, engaging style, liberally illustrated with clinical examples, it also invites readers to consider ongoing controversies - subjective drug effects, the relationship between 'akathisia' and restless legs, the status of the concept of 'atypicality', and so on. Informative reading for trainees as well as established practitioners in the fields of psychiatry, neurology, primary care and geriatrics.

Side Effects Of Medical Cancer Therapy

Author: Mario A. Dicato
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0857297872
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Side Effects Of Medical Cancer Therapy from the Author: Mario A. Dicato. This book is a comprehensive handbook designed for quick reference by medical oncologists on the side-effects of cancer therapy drugs, including the chemotherapeutic drugs. Organised by organ system, it will list the toxicity, side-effects and measures of prevention pertaining to each type of drug used in cancer therapy. The most dangerous side-effects will be given priority so as to alert the reader to their importance.

Practical Management Of The Side Effects Of Psychotropic Drugs

Author: Richard Balon
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780824746308
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Practical Management Of The Side Effects Of Psychotropic Drugs from the Author: Richard Balon. This practical reference provides a clinically oriented management guide to the secondary results of all major classes of psychotropic medications used in North America. Practical Management of the Side Effects of Psychotropic Drugs describes the symptoms, frequency, and treatment options to certain drug reactions addresses general issues of side effect management, such as mechanisms of action, differential diagnosis, patient education, quality of life, and potential legal ramifications explores which compounds are tolerated best in patients with dysthymia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and certain personality disorders covers agents applied in the control of alcoholism and drug abuse discusses dealing with special populations, including the elderly, minorities, and medically ill patients and more! With over 900 references and tables, Practical Management of the Side Effects of Psychotropic Drugs is ideally suited for clinical psychiatrists, primary care physicians, internists, neurologists, psychotherapists, pharmacologists, clinical psychopharmacologists, neuropsychopharmacologists, pharmaceutical and behavioral scientists, and graduate and medical school students in these disciplines.