Alison Bass’ “Side Effects” subject of Meet the Author event Wednesday, Oct. 29
"In 'Side Effects: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower, and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial' we meet a courageous Ivy League university employee who risked her job to expose suspicious practices at her lab, a feisty assistant attorney general who spearheaded an unprecedented lawsuit against a pharmaceutical giant, plus the medical researchers who were being paid by the drug companies whose products they were testing. And (Alison) Bass introduces us to vulnerable children and adults placed at risk because of greed, corruption, and negligence."
–Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Dr. Arnold S. Relman called Side Effects, “A richly detailed account of the disgraceful self-serving ties between drug companies and the psychiatric profession."
Meet and hear from Alison Bass ‘75
Lecturer in American Studies at Brandeis
Wednesday, Oct. 29
Multipurpose Room, Shapiro Campus Center
“Side Effects: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower, and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial”
Free and open to the public. Bring a friend; buy a book; have it signed.
Alison Bass has covered medicine, science, and technology for the Boston Globe and other publications, including the Miami Herald, Psychology Today, and Technology Review. She has received media awards from the National Mental Health Association and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, and an Associated Press First Place Award. She has taught journalism courses at Boston University and Brandeis.