The Alzheimer’s Myth

What happens when sixteen years of research is founded on biased data?

A brain image created with smoke rings against a black background
Photo by Alina Grubnyak on Unsplash

A house of cards just went tumbling. It started with an investigation into an experimental drug for Alzheimer’s disease called Simufilam. Cases against pharmaceuticals aren’t necessarily rare. Recently, Zoloft has come under fire for promoting the idea that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance (it’s…

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Brandy L Schillace

Brandy L Schillace

(skil-AH-chay) Author in #history, #science, & #medicine. Bylines: SciAm, Globe&Mail, WIRED, WSJ. EIC Medical Humanities. Host of Peculiar Book Club. she/her