Gwen Olsen

Confessions of an Rx Drug Pusher

Video Replays from the 2018 Conference

Video Replays from previous conferences

  • Gwen Olsen 2015 Offstage Interview
  • 06:03
Gwen Olsen
Gwen Olsen 2015 Offstage Interview

Posted Oct 2015

  • Full Version of Panel - The Truth About Pharmaceutical Drugs and The Medical Industry Part 1
  • 01:18:11
Gabriel Cousens M.D., Irving Kirsch Ph.D., Robert Whitaker, Gwen Olsen
Full Version of Panel - The Truth About Pharmaceutical Drugs and The Medical Industry Part 1

Posted Nov 2015

  • Full Version of Panel - The Truth About Pharmaceutical Drugs and The Medical Industry Part 2
  • 01:16:36
Gabriel Cousens M.D., Irving Kirsch Ph.D., Robert Whitaker, Gwen Olsen
Full Version of Panel - The Truth About Pharmaceutical Drugs and The Medical Industry Part 2

Posted Nov 2015

  • Risk To Benefit Ratio Of Medicine
  • 23:59
Gwen Olsen
Risk To Benefit Ratio Of Medicine

Posted Mar 2017

  • Fines Drug Companies Have Paid
  • 06:00
Gwen Olsen
Fines Drug Companies Have Paid

Posted Mar 2017

  • Should We Trust The Information That We Get From The Pharmaceutical Industry?
  • 18:36
Robert Whitaker, Gabriel Cousens M.D., Irving Kirsch Ph.D., Gwen Olsen
Should We Trust The Information That We Get From The Pharmaceutical Industry?

Posted Jan 2017

  • Are You Getting Accurate Information About Antidepressants, Anti-anxiety Drugs, And Other Pharmaceutical Drugs?
  • 30:31
Robert Whitaker, Gabriel Cousens M.D., Irving Kirsch Ph.D., Gwen Olsen
Are You Getting Accurate Information About Antidepressants, Anti-anxiety Drugs, And Other Pharmaceutical Drugs?

Posted Jan 2017

  • How Can We Trust Clinical Trials If you're Allowed To Ignore Unsuccessful Trials And Just Not Publish Them?
  • 10:32
Robert Whitaker, Gabriel Cousens M.D., Irving Kirsch Ph.D., Gwen Olsen
How Can We Trust Clinical Trials If you're Allowed To Ignore Unsuccessful Trials And Just Not Publish Them?

Posted Jan 2017

  • How Can Your Doctor Make An Accurate Recommendation If He Is Getting Inaccurate Information?
  • 06:11
Robert Whitaker, Gabriel Cousens M.D., Irving Kirsch Ph.D., Gwen Olsen
How Can Your Doctor Make An Accurate Recommendation If He Is Getting Inaccurate Information?

Posted Jan 2017

  • Do Medical Schools And Universities Provide Accurate Information Or Are They Influenced By Who Is Giving Them Money?
  • 13:46
Robert Whitaker, Gabriel Cousens M.D., Irving Kirsch Ph.D., Gwen Olsen
Do Medical Schools And Universities Provide Accurate Information Or Are They Influenced By Who Is Giving Them Money?

Posted Jan 2017

  • Are There Side Effects From Statin Drugs And Why Are We Taking So Many Drugs?
  • 16:18
Robert Whitaker, Gabriel Cousens M.D., Irving Kirsch Ph.D., Gwen Olsen
Are There Side Effects From Statin Drugs And Why Are We Taking So Many Drugs?

Posted Jan 2017

  • All Four Of You Wrote Books On Depression, What Impact Did It Have?
  • 12:41
Robert Whitaker, Gabriel Cousens M.D., Irving Kirsch Ph.D., Gwen Olsen
All Four Of You Wrote Books On Depression, What Impact Did It Have?

Posted Jan 2017

  • Audience Questions
  • 48:14
Robert Whitaker, Gabriel Cousens M.D., Irving Kirsch Ph.D., Gwen Olsen
Audience Questions

Posted Jan 2017


“Gwen Olsen spent fifteen years as a pharmaceutical sales rep working for such healthcare giants as Johnson & Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Abbott Laboratories. She enjoyed a successful, fast-paced career until several conscious-altering experiences began awakening her to the dangers lurking in every American medicine cabinet. Her most poignant lessons, however, came as both victim and survivor of life-threatening adverse drug reactions. Gwen Olsen is the author of the award-winning book, Confessions of an Rx Drug Pusher.She is also a contributing author to three books, Drugging Our Children by Dr. Sharna Olfman et al, Doctor of the Futureby Dan Yachter, D.C., and the Maximized Living Makeover Manualby Dr. Ben Lerner et al. Gwen has also published health-related articles in the Well Being Journal, Natural News, and the Health News Digest.

 

Gwen is a passionate mental health activist, writer, and dynamic speaker who devotes much of her time to mental health and child advocacy. Gwen volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for the Travis County court system from 1995 to 2000, serving as an advocate for abused and neglected foster children in Texas. A 2007 Human Rights Award recipient, she is sought after internationally as a speaker and media resource, and has testified numerous times before Congress and the FDA. A fifteen-year-veteran pharmaceutical rep from 1985 – 2000, Gwen worked for McNeil Pharmaceutical, Syntex Laboratories, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Abbott Labs and Forest Laboratories. She was a hospital rep and specialist rep for the majority of her career, educating residents in hospital teaching settings and selling prescription drugs to doctors in obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, cardiology, neurology, endocrinology and psychiatry.She has a unique industry insider’s perspective of the current U.S. healthcare dilemma, and utilizes both her experience and the insight she received in her extensive sales training with Pharma to illuminate marketing trends and illustrate how current greed and conflicts of interest make the system itself the biggest health risk to American consumers.”

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