Acceptable Risk - Robin Cook (Paperback)

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Barcode
9780425151860
Department
Books
Released
1 Feb 1996
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Robin Cook
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Berkley Pub Group
Edition
Reprint
Language
English
Dimensions
178 x 108 x 25mm (181g)

Annotation

  • The author of Chromosome 6 presents another thriller that gives readers an unsettling glimpse into the dangers of antidepressant drugs and tackles the ethics involved in such personality-altering medications as Prozac. Reissue.
  • Congressional staffer Kinnard Flannigan and Kimberly Stewart investigate potentially dangerous side effects of a new psychotropic drug about to be approved by the FDA and find themselves up against a terrifying conspiracy of greed, intrigue, and murder

Summary

Robin Cook has always been on the cutting edge of the latest medical controversies. In Acceptable Risk, he confronts one of the most provocative issues of our time: personality-altering drugs and the complex moral questions they raise. Neuroscientist Edward Armstrong has managed to isolate a psychotropic drug with a strange and dark history--one that may account for the public hysteria during the Salem witch trials. In a brilliant designer-drug transformation, it is developed into an antidepressant with truly startling therapeutic capabilities. But who can be sure the drug is safe for consumers? Who defines the boundaries of "normal" human behavior? And if the drug's side effects are proven to be dangerous--even terrifying--how far will the medical community go to alter their standards of...Acceptable Risk.

Fiction

General Subject
Mystery/Suspense
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Suspense
Academic Subject 1
Cook, Robin - Prose & Criticism
Dewey Classification
813/.54