Pharma Is Like My Ex by Martha Rosenberg


Cartoon with two people talking and the dialogue, "Big pharma is like my ex—you can tell when he's lying because his lips are moving"

This cartoon is from my recently published book, Big Food, Big Pharma, Big Lies.


Martha Rosenberg is an investigative reporter whose work has appeared in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), Consumer Reports, Public Citizen, the Center for Health Journalism at USC Annenberg, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University and other top outlets.

Rosenberg’s reporting has been cited by the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Public Library of Science Biology, Science Direct, the Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy, the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, Britannica, National Geographic, Hastings Law Journal and Wikipedia.

Rosenberg won a Northern Illinois Newspaper Association award for work appearing in the Evanston RoundTable, and her FDA expose was recommended reading for Chicago’s One Book One Chicago reading program. She has lectured at universities and medical schools.

Twitter: @martharosenberg


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