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Liberal Interpretations

Making sense of Justin Trudeau and his party

Clock Watching

The nuclear threat lingers still

Spending Power

Can compassion and efficiency be combined in the use of public funds?

Margaret Somerville

Margaret Somerville is Gale Professor of Law and the Founding Director of the McGill Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law. Author of The Ethical Canary: Science, Society and the Human Spirit, she is the first recipient of the Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science.

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Margaret Somerville

A Cure Worse than the Disease?

Revisiting the perils of Prozac April 2004
You want not to believe this book. The story David Healy tells is nasty and frightening to contemplate. John Le Carré, whose novel, The Perfect Gardener, centres on wrongdoing in the pharmaceutical industry, is quoted on the back cover of Let Them Eat Prozac: “This very important book will demonstrate beyond your worst dreams that the commercial needs of BigPharma are the natural-born enemy of independent scientific research.” Healy is a psychiatrist with appointments at both the University of Wales…