About Terence Mix

Terry is a graduate of the University of Southern California and Hastings College of Law in San Francisco and has been practicing law since January 4, 1967.  He is a trial attorney and has spent most of his professional career litigating against manufacturers of pharmaceutical products. He has authored numerous legal articles and lectured colleagues on trial techniques and strategies in the field of personal injury litigation and in his subspecialty of drug product liability. In 1981, Terry was elected president of what is now the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and for 12 years sat on the Board of Governors of the California Trial Lawyers Association (now Consumer Attorneys of California). He is a former biographee in Who’s Who in California (1983) and Who’s Who in American Law (1985)

Since 1975, Terry has had numerous exchanges and dealings with the FDA, ranging from requests for records under the Freedom of Information Act, to multiple pieces of correspondence and e-mails demanding action by the agency, to testifying in front of an FDA advisory committee, to the filing of a formal citizen petition requesting that the agency order studies and warnings on fertility drugs.  He has reviewed thousands of pages of confidential corporate memoranda prepared by drug companies containing the content of discussions with FDA personnel at meetings and during telephone conversations. Terry has also read numerous papers and books written by members of both the medical and legal professions, dissecting all of the problems associated with the testing, evaluating and monitoring of drugs in the United States. Over the years he has literally reviewed over 1000 peer-reviewed, published scientific studies assessing the effectiveness and risks associated with the use of pharmaceuticals.  He has also examined and cross-examined medical experts in the fields of pharmacology and toxicology, epidemiology, pathology and the standards of care for drug companies, including a former commissioner of the FDA.

Beginning in 2004, he spent 3½ years researching and writing his book, THE PRICE OF OVULATION: the Truth about Fertility Drugs and Birth Defects – and a Solution to the Problem (Tendril Press, 2009).  In addition to detailing his 35-year battle with the manufacturer of Clomid (clomiphene citrate), the FDA and the court system, the book reveals all of the incriminating evidence against fertility drugs and the shocking actions the pharmaceutical company has taken to conceal such evidence from the general public. To date the book has won seven national awards, including a 2009 silver Nautilus award, a 2010 silver Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award, and a gold medal in the 2010 Independent Publisher Book Awards. Terry resides with his wife in Santa Barbara, California.