Generic Paxil Suicide Lawsuit

Citizens Commission on Human Rights Award Recipient (Twice)
Humanist, humorist

Monday, July 13, 2009

Announcing the Release of the Recently Revised Confessions of an Rx Drug Pusher

The Story of an Industry Insider

“Confessions of an Rx Drug Pusher is a powerful book. Olsen knows her drug facts, she knows the ins and outs of pharma selling, and she knows the tragedy and pain of personal trauma from the effects of psychiatric drugs. Confessions blends all three and I most highly recommend the book!” --John Breeding, PhD, Psychologist

A successful, fifteen-year-veteran pharmaceutical rep from 1985 – 2000, Gwen Olsen worked for McNeil Pharmaceutical, Syntex Laboratories, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Abbott Labs and Forest Laboratories. She was a hospital rep and specialist rep the majority of her career, educating residents in hospital teaching settings and selling drugs to doctors in obstetrics and gynecology, cardiology, neurology, endocrinology and psychiatry. Her award winning book, Confessions of an Rx Drug Pusher, is an expose and autobiographical journey into the tragic loss of her beloved niece to suicide, and the behind-the-scene tactics of “disease mongering” and deceptive marketing practices that are used to sell dangerous prescription drugs.

A Unique Perspective

“Gwen Olsen is ‘outing’ this massively corrupt industry from a tenured insider's perspective. She convincingly illustrates everything I've known and suspected about Big Pharma's money-making agendas--and more! This book is a must read!” --Abram Hoffer, M.D., Orthomolecular Psychiatrist

Gwen has a unique industry insider’s perspective of the current US healthcare dilemma, and utilizes both her experience and the insight she received in her extensive sales training with Pharma to illuminate current marketing trends and illustrate how greed and conflicts of interest make the system itself the biggest health risk to American consumers.

A Natural Health and Chiropractic Advocate

“I am excited to share that I personally know dozens of patients who have made informed decisions about their health through reading your book, bringing information to their physicians, and, in some cases, finding new physicians to work alongside their chiropractors and naturopaths to help them safely get off the deadly medications they were once prescribed. I can not thank you enough for the lives you save. You are an inspiring leader who will impact lives for generations to come.” --B.J. Hardick, D.C.

In 2000, Gwen left pharmaceuticals and entered the natural foods industry. For several years she worked as an area account manager for Nature’s Way and later as a regional sales manager for Gaia Herbs. Gwen is genuinely interested in alternative health therapies and has extensively studied nutrition, chiropractic, homeopathy, vitamins, herbs and aromatherapy. She has published articles in the Well Being Journal and online with Natural News and

A Captivating Speaker

“Judging by the long lines at your book-signing table, you really resonated with what people are experiencing and needing. My "Aha" moment occurred after I heard you and saw the results on the audience. People need to use their anger, frustration, and confusion and become more self-empowered and take more responsibility for what is happening to them. Thank you! --Ray Goddard, D.C.

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 Texas Travis County court system from 1995 to 2000, serving as an advocate for abused and neglected children in foster care. A 2007 Human Rights Award recipient, she is a highly sought after international speaker and media resource, and has testified numerous times before Congress and the FDA. Herself a victim and survivor of life-changing prescription drug adverse events, Gwen motivates audiences of all ages to become proactive about taking charge of their health and refusing to be just another statistic!

I am returning to the speaking circuit! To book a speaking event or an interview, please contact Gwen Olsen at 512-219-5030, or

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