The author Mary Jennifer Payne is writing a book on PFS and the lasting health damage caused by finasteride to both men and women. Jennie would be very interested in interviewing additional females who took finasteride against alopecia, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), or for other reasons, and have suffered from lasting damage to their health after quitting the drug.
If you are an affected woman, please contact Jennie on this site under the user name @Izzycat13
A short summary of her book:
The Lost Men is unique because it’s the first book to examine Merck’s latest controversial drugs, Proscar and Propecia, and the devastation they’ve inflicted on hundreds of thousands of men’s lives. Unlike Vioxx and Fosamax, two of Merck’s other drugs that have been at the center of medical controversy, Propecia is prescribed for a completely cosmetic condition which makes its damaging side effects all the more tragic. As Merck is the world’s second most profitable drug company and once “had a reputation as a moral corporation that gave drugs to developing nations,” it will be all the more intriguing for readers to discover that the company not only aggressively marketed a medication for male-pattern hair loss to the medical community, but also disregarded reports concerning the adverse effects of the drug and are still aggressively fighting litigious actions pertaining to Propecia’s persistent side effects. Indeed, early on in her research, it became clear to the author that Merck either knew, or should’ve known, about the possibility of permanent adverse effects due to finasteride within the first couple of years that it was on the market. The manuscript is expected to be around 300 pages in length and is currently about halfway done in terms of both research and writing.
What kind of reader will be attracted to this book? First of all, despite the fact that hundreds of news and magazine articles as well as television interviews have covered the topic of Post-Finasteride Syndrome, there has never been a full-length book about it. Since 2008, the stories of men whose lives have been decimated by this syndrome have been broadcast and written about globally— from Saudi Arabia to India to the United States— and yet the topic has never been comprehensively investigated. And that is because the full extent of the conspiracy hasn’t been explored in-depth yet. Reuters news agency’s expose of September, 2019, which revealed that a US court allowed Merck to hide secrets about Propecia is the most in-depth examination of the scope of this tragedy published to date. The scope of readership for Payne’s The Lost Men will be extensive due to this hole in the market and the timeliness of the subject-matter. First and foremost, the book is for those taking finasteride and other 5-alpha reductase-inhibiting drugs, and those contemplating doing so, especially for hair loss. It is for those who are suffering from PFS, which, if we go by Merck’s very conservative estimates for persistent side effects, would be in the hundred of thousands at the very least.