Outselling even common drugs to treat high blood pressure and acid reflux, antipsychotic medications are the single top-selling prescription drug in the United States.
Once reserved for hard-core, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest type of mental illnesses to treat hallucinations, delusions or major thought disorders; today, the drugs are handed out to unruly kids and absent minded elderly.
A recent story in Al Jazeera by James Ridgeway of Mother Jones illuminates the efforts by major pharmaceutical companies to get doctors prescribing medicines like Zyprexa, Seroquel, and Abilify to patients for whom the drugs were never intended.
Focusing on psychiatrists because they rely on subjective diagnoses, the drug reps have been so successful that they've changed the criteria for mental illness and disability payments. Ridgeway quotes former New England Journal of Medicine editor Marcia Angell.
Originally posted by traditionaldrummer
So what you're saying is that 1 in 66 Americans have an ATS account.....
More like 50-50 imo
Originally posted by whaaa
reply to post by Stormdancer777
euphemisms is my middle name...
A few clowns short of a circus
The wheel is spinning, but the hamster's dead
Suffering from a marble deficiency
There's a rip in his marble's bag
A sausage short of a barbecue
Originally posted by guessing
Watch what happens when these people are unable to obtain their meds..
3 days later, complete anarchy.
They ( TPTB) already have it worked out. Its just a matter of when.
Originally posted by Griffo
reply to post by Signals
What about smallpox? That has been completely cured. Polio, malaria, leprosy, diphtheria are on their way out too.
Aren't antibiotics a cure too? (When they actually work, mind you)
but the medication is being handed out like candy these days