Alison Bass
Alison Bass is author of the upcoming book, Getting Screwed: Sex Work and the Law. She is also the author of Side Effects: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial, which won the NASW Science in Society Award. A longtime medical and science writer for The Boston Globe, she has received many awards for her investigative journalism. She is an Assistant Professor of Journalism at West Virginia University's Reed College of Media and can be reached at

Entries by Alison Bass

How Soderbergh's New Movie Side Effects Depart From Reality

(1) Comments | Posted February 12, 2013 | 3:59 PM

I went to see Steven Soderbergh's new film, Side Effects, with anticipation and dread. The movie, after all, carries the same name as my 2008 book, Side Effects and from what I could tell of the trailers, its plot seemed loosely based on the issue I...

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Hey Sailor! What Canada Can Teach the U.S. About Prostitution

(10) Comments | Posted June 12, 2012 | 6:13 PM

Just as Canada has provided us with a model for affordable health care, our neighbors to the north may also be leading the way on another key issue: reducing the spread of AIDS and other sexually transmitting diseases.

A few months ago, a federal appeals court in Canada

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