About the Authors

Xavier Bosch
Department of Internal Medicine at the Hospital Clínic and the Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pí i Sunyer, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Bijan Esfandiari
Law Firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Leemon McHenry
Department of Philosophy, California State University, Northridge, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

xavbosch@clinic.ub.es

Competing Interests

BE has participated as an attorney in litigation involving Prozac, Paxil, and Avandia and other pharmaceutical products. LM is a member of Healthy Skepticism and research consultant for the law firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, Los Angeles, California. He has participated in litigation involving Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Avandia, and other pharmaceutical products. All other authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: XB BE LM. Analyzed the data: XB BE LM. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: XB BE LM. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: XB BE LM. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: XB BE LM. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: XB BE LM. Jointly developed the structure and arguments of the paper: XB BE LM. Made critical revisions and approved final version: XB BE LM.