Side Effects: Death, Confessions of a Pharma Insider


Side Effects: Death, Confessions of a Pharma Insider, by John Virapen, Ph.D. The pill-pushing racket. Today, the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world are not interested in curing disease, but convincing everyone — young and old alike — they are sick; sick from something (it doesn’t matter what) and that their expensive pills will solve whatever ailment they have, real or imagined. But the kicker is that many of the addictive pills they are pushing have long lists of side effects that are much worse than any disease itself. Big Pharma is even in the business of inventing diseases to create new markets for even more pills, as shown by John’s revelations on what is today called “Attention Deficit Disorder.” Softcover, 194 pgs. $19.95