Did you know that Vitamin A, taken in excess, is believed to cause depression? Accutane, that remarkably popular drug once prescribed to teens and still available in generic form, is a molecular cousin of Vitamin A.
Accutane was prescribed for people suffering from extreme scarring acne, but in 2001, Dr. Doug Bremner began research that indicated a very different, extreme effect of Accutane. He found a causal relationship between Accutane and depressiona relationship believed to have resulted in hundreds of teen suicides and homicides.
Manufacturer Hoffman-LaRoche did not welcome Bremners findings. In fact, according to Bremner, the drug giant launched a campaign to discredit him that was designed to suppress his findings and destroy his career and livelihood. Written in a tremendously informal, nearly stream-of-consciousness style [...]