In today's fast-paced age of high stress and instant gratification, the answers to most ailments come in pill form. Pharmaceutical companies are making billions of dollars off this mentality despite the many negative side effects caused by these medications. If it is known that these chemicals can cause issues and possible harm, why are they prescribed to the public? How are these companies convincing the public to risk such harmful side effects?
In this, her debut novel, author Erica Bernstein, MD, uses the insider knowledge she gained as a former employee of a major pharmaceutical company to unveil much of the immorality and complete disregard for ethical responsibility under which "Big Pharma" operates. She explores the corruption and manipulation of the institutions put in place to protect the public from corporate and medical danger, as well as the deceitful marketing methods that convince average Americans to risk extreme side effects in order to relieve even mild ailments that can often be treated non-chemically. Dr. Bernstein identifies important issues in the regulation of medical drugs in this captivating medical drama. She opens the "curtains" beyond the wall, there where the Universe is saturated of"poisonous side effects" of chemical drugs of the "BIG PHARMA" and where the BILLIONS dollars wear the "stigma" of their crimes, corruptions, bribes and dishonesty.