Jake Whitney

Bad medicine

Under the guise of helpfulness, Big Pharma is after your confidential medical records


Let's say you were recently diagnosed with a serious medical condition — depression, for instance. Your doctor thinks medication is the way to go, but says it may take some experimentation to find the right drug. The first try: Paxil.

For two weeks, you don't notice a difference. But then suddenly you can't sleep and you're suffering from headaches. So you call your doctor, who tells you to stop taking the meds and come in to discuss your condition further. Read more »