Confessions of a Drug Pusher

Wondering about prescription drugs such as statins or  immunizations for your kids?  Lots of people are and with good reason.  Physicians graduating from Harvard used to be told that half of what they had been taught would eventually be proven to be wrong, and it was their duty as practicing physicians to determine which half.  They don’t bother telling them that any more…

There has been a lot of noise in the main stream media about people choosing to opt out of routinely immunizing their kids.  They say the mercury isn’t being put into the vaccines any more (small consolation to the older kids that got it), the adjuvants are safe (they aren’t, read the warning label on the package if you can), and that disease outbreaks will occur if they aren’t used on everyone (in fact, one rubella cluster consisted of kids that had all been immunized).  Something is wrong with this picture, and the author of this book makes an astonishingly scary portrait of a pharmaceutical industry too hooked on corporate greed to care about ethics or health and well-being.

On December 2, 2004, Gwen Olsen’s niece Megan committed suicide by setting herself on fire—and ended her tortured life as a victim of the adverse effects of prescription drugs. Olsen’s poignant autobiographical journey through the darkness of mental illness and the catastrophic consequences that lurk in medicine cabinets around the country offers an honest glimpse into alarming statistics and a health care system ranked last among nineteen industrialized nations worldwide.

As a former sales representative in the pharmaceutical industry for several years, Olsen learned firsthand how an unprecedented number of lethal drugs are unleashed in the United States market, but her most heartrending education into the dangers of antidepressants would come as a victim and ultimately, as a survivor. Rigorously researched and documented, Confessions of an Rx Drug Pusher is a moving human drama that shares one woman’s unforgettable journey of faith, forgiveness, and healing.


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