REVIEW: “Side Effects: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower, and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial” by Alison Bass

Side Effects: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower, and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial, by Alison Bass Algonquin Books, 978-1565125537 Copyright June 2008, Hardcover, 260 Pages Greatly informative and factually useful. Set in the psychiatric drug industry, this book predominantly explores the theme of the ever consequential tension between the profit-oriented medical pharmaceutical establishment versus the issue of consumer safety….

REVIEW: “Epic Measures: One Doctor. Seven Billion Patients.” by Jeremy N. Smith

Epic Measures: One Doctor. Seven Billion Patients., by Jeremy N. Smith Harper Wave, 978-0062237514 Copyright March 2017, Paperback, 368 Pages Absolutely engrossing, profoundly inspirational and a highly enjoyable book. One is left marveling at the revolutionary, formidable and ambitious Global Burden of Disease study, its extraordinary success, and its ingenious mastermind, Chris Murray. On a personal and significantly…

REVIEW: “How the University Works: Higher Education and the Low-Wage Nation” by Marc Bousquet

How the University Works: Higher Education and the Low-Wage Nation, by Marc Bousquet NYU Press, 978-0814799758 Copyright January 2008, Paperback, 281 Pages Dexterously written and strikingly thought provoking, this book examines deep-seated problems plaguing America’s academic labor system. Sprinkled with skepticism and cynicism, the author bluntly lay bare the paradoxes and ironies, abuses and superexploitations existing within the…