CRAZY AND IT WAS: Surviving the Corporate Pharmaceutical Corruption of Western Medicine
CRAZY AND IT WAS is a frighteningly compelling, multi-layered story of one individual's lost years in the prescription drug-saturated medical and mental health care systems. The book details how corporate forces are influencing healthcare decisions for the millions who take the advice, “talk to your doctor.” The author, who is no conspiracy theorist and still relies upon medication, shows through her own research, medical records and journal entries, an up close and personal account of how and why these systems alarmingly fail so many whom they aim to help. Written solely for her own catharsis, this page turner is also an eye-opening source of information for anyone reexamining the widely-pervasive, social assumptions regarding the reliability of pharmaceuticals and the systems that bring them into our lives.
Rape Is Not A Metaphor:
A Framework For Understanding Everyday Pharmaceutical Harms
PHARMACEUTICAL RAPE is a relatively new phenomenon, a culturally invisible harm outside the domains of public, medical, and political discourse. However, this type of violation is commonplace and stories of these harms are especially visible on internet forums. This new definition is meant to challenge the current, widely accepted societal assumptions about pharmaceutical harms, their prevalence, causes and consequences. It provides an alternative framework for defining and interpreting serious adverse events that are prevalent in society and rooted in corporate pharmaceutical behavior. Through this definition it is hoped that pharmaceutical violence will begin to be publicly recognized as the serious public health problem that it is.