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The Trust Spiral

Restoring faith in the media

Dear Prudence

A life of exuberance and eccentricity

Who’s Afraid of Alice Munro?

A long-awaited biography gives the facts, but not the mystery, behind this writer’s genius

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…