Alison Bass
Alison Bass is a Pulitzer Prize nominee and 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 written for Psychology Today, Technology Review and many other publications. A series she wrote for The Boston Globe on psychiatry was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and she has received many other awards. She is an Assistant Professor of Journalism at West Virginia University and writes a regular blog on public health issues.

Blog 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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