Pharma Marketing Investigation

Pharma Marketing Investigation

There are 20 comments on the World of Psychology story from Nov 6, 2006, titled Pharma Marketing Investigation. In it, World of Psychology reports that:

Physician kickbacks and perks from drug companies have long been an area of concern for critics of American drug advertising and marketing.

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Daniel Haszard

Sanbornville, NH

#1 Nov 8, 2006
This is the kicker...Zyprexa is only FDA approved for schizophrenia (.5-1% of pop) and some bipolar (2% pop) and then an even smaller percentage of theses two groups.

So how the heck does Zyprexa get to be the 7th largest drug sale in the world?

Eli Lilly is in deep trouble for using their drug reps to 'encourage' doctors to write zyprexa for non-FDA approved 'off label' uses.

The drug causes increased diabetes risk,and medicare picks up all the expensive fallout.There are now 7 states (and counting) going after Lilly for fraud and restitution.
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Daniel Haszard
SLEEPYBP

Baltimore, MD

#2 Mar 3, 2007
Bad thing for those of us with insurance and need the med...many won't pay for meds if they are used "off label". Big drug companies need investigated.

Since: Jan 07

Ohio

#3 Mar 3, 2007
ABOUT TIME!!!!!!!!

Nicotine in VEGETABLES !

Nicotine in Vegetables by Dr. Norman F. Childers

If you spend three hours in a room with minimal tobacco smoke, you get about the same amount of nicotine in 5 oz. of potatoes, 8 1/2 oz. ripe tomatoes, 9 1/2 oz. cauliflower, and 1/3 oz. eggplant. Cooking decreases some of the nicotine. These results are appearing in medical journals (e.g. The New England Journal of Medicine) from the experimental laboratories of Dr. Edward Domino, University of Michigan and colleagues. http://www.noarthritis.com/NicotineVegetables...

Also: Potatoes, tomatoes, green peppers and tobacco are all in the same FOOD group. If you are allergic to one, you are allergic to all.
pradyot kumar biswas

Bhopal, India

#4 May 26, 2007
it is absolutely true for other kinds of drugs. Letrozole, a drug approved for breast cancer of post menopausal women is randomly being used in infertility in poor countries.

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#5 May 27, 2007
YES!! Nicotine in my toemahhtoes!

I quit smoking a couple of years ago and am almost a vegetarian for the past year... except I still crave a darned chicken sandwich every once in a while.

No WONDER I like my veggies so much!!

P.S. Eli is my friend. I'm better thanks to him.

Since: May 07

Richmond, VA

#6 May 30, 2007
History Buff wrote:
ABOUT TIME!!!!!!!!
Nicotine in VEGETABLES !
Nicotine in Vegetables by Dr. Norman F. Childers
If you spend three hours in a room with minimal tobacco smoke, you get about the same amount of nicotine in 5 oz. of potatoes, 8 1/2 oz. ripe tomatoes, 9 1/2 oz. cauliflower, and 1/3 oz. eggplant. Cooking decreases some of the nicotine. These results are appearing in medical journals (e.g. The New England Journal of Medicine) from the experimental laboratories of Dr. Edward Domino, University of Michigan and colleagues. http://www.noarthritis.com/NicotineVegetables...
Also: Potatoes, tomatoes, green peppers and tobacco are all in the same FOOD group. If you are allergic to one, you are allergic to all.
SO THEY ARE INJECTING NICOTINE INTO VEGATABLES NOW BECAUSE NICOTINE IS MAN MADE IT IS NOT A NATURAL SUBSTANCE IN TOBACCO IT IS A DRUG THAT IS MANMADE AND IN PUT IN TABACCO IT IS HIGHLY ADDICTIVE THAT IS WHY THEY DID IT TO MAKE MONEY JUST LIKE PUTTING CAFFIEN IN SOFTDRINKS THEY DID IT FOR THE MONEY PEOPLE GET ADDICTED AND THEY GET FILTHY RICH LOL

Since: May 07

Richmond, VA

#7 May 30, 2007
History Buff wrote:
ABOUT TIME!!!!!!!!
Nicotine in VEGETABLES !
Nicotine in Vegetables by Dr. Norman F. Childers
If you spend three hours in a room with minimal tobacco smoke, you get about the same amount of nicotine in 5 oz. of potatoes, 8 1/2 oz. ripe tomatoes, 9 1/2 oz. cauliflower, and 1/3 oz. eggplant. Cooking decreases some of the nicotine. These results are appearing in medical journals (e.g. The New England Journal of Medicine) from the experimental laboratories of Dr. Edward Domino, University of Michigan and colleagues. http://www.noarthritis.com/NicotineVegetables...
Also: Potatoes, tomatoes, green peppers and tobacco are all in the same FOOD group. If you are allergic to one, you are allergic to all.
SORRY I MISPELLED SOME WORDS I AM IN A HURRY LOL

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#8 Jun 2, 2007
Hehe, no waiting_07. Nicotine is a natural substance found in plants and veggies, it's not injected.

First two sentances from Wikipedia for NICOTINE -- "Nicotine is an alkaloid found in the nightshade family of plants (Solanaceae), predominantly in tobacco, and in lower quantities in tomato, potato, eggplant (aubergine), and green pepper. Nicotine alkaloids are also found in the leaves of the coca plant."

Since: May 07

Richmond, VA

#9 Jun 3, 2007
Anna77 wrote:
Hehe, no waiting_07. Nicotine is a natural substance found in plants and veggies, it's not injected.
First two sentances from Wikipedia for NICOTINE -- "Nicotine is an alkaloid found in the nightshade family of plants (Solanaceae), predominantly in tobacco, and in lower quantities in tomato, potato, eggplant (aubergine), and green pepper. Nicotine alkaloids are also found in the leaves of the coca plant."
hey thanks for the lesson and also you spelled SENTENCES wrong..........this is the correct spelling..........

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#10 Jun 4, 2007
And your big deal with spelling is what... after your first impressive post? It was difficult to even figure out what you were talking about with one run-on sentence, IF people got so far as to figure past your many spelling errors.

I took pity and explained that you didn't need to have yet another conspiracy theory about the government. One less thing to slow down your thought processes.
Crone

Springdale, AR

#11 Jun 4, 2007
I see she can't take hints either..Shame Shame ..It kinda reminds me of something like animals in the wild, how the one that strays away from the herd..How it gets ate. Not to smart girl..Have you noticed yet that we have a social setting here based on Zyprexa? You are running the other direction with your arms up in the air yelling and it looks like you lost control of your bowel movements as well.. Just wanted to say Hi to you in my special wierd way.

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#12 Jun 5, 2007
Arghhh.... I was poking fun in the first place, read my first post. The P.S. is my actual input into this thread. LOL dang you guys are silly.

I WILL spell it out next time for you all, and when I do I'll be damn sure I spell SENTENCES properly!

And just to be SURE you guys get it...

Eli is as in "Eli Lilly".
And I know tomatoes is not spelled "toemahhtoes".

And while you're at it, why don't you work on holding the doctors doing the actual prescribing of the drug responsible? Aren't the ones that are supposed to know the reasons for prescribing it in the first place? If they're being too lazy to do the research themselves and are just listening to the garbage the reps feed them, you'd think there should be some repurcussion for that.

Also, one of the side effects is clearly listed as WEIGHT GAIN. Being overweight puts you at a higher risk of getting diabetes. Guess what? There is no magical pill you guys. You have to do your research, talk to your doctors, weigh the risks versus the benefits and make your own informed decisions.

NOW, that was basically what I was saying with my first post poking fun at the nicotine in veggies and saying that Eli was my friend without actually saying all of that. Was that better Crone? Sheesh.

I've not run my goddamn post through the spell check, I hope waiting_07 can cope.
Crone

Springdale, AR

#13 Jun 5, 2007
haha i understood the first time...i was talkin about waiting..sorry i should replyed to hers..Sorry again..
Crone

Springdale, AR

#14 Jun 5, 2007
See i knew it...having dealings with her would get me in trouble..Thanks Waiting..Thanks a bunch.

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#15 Jun 5, 2007
Lol, I'm sorry Crone! I feel like a proper idiot. I thought you meant me.
Ethen

Tel Aviv, Israel

#16 May 25, 2013
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Survive psych

Tampa, FL

#17 Jun 3, 2013
Sales of psychiatric drugs are big business. Worldwide sales of antidepressants, stimulants, anti-anxiety and anti-psychotic drugs top $82 billion a year and fuel the $330 billion psychiatric industry.

Psychiatrists continue to label millions of Americans with "mental illnesses" and to prescribe dangerous, mind-altering drugs to treat diseases that may or may not exist. These psychiatric drugs cause 700,000 adverse drug reactions and an estimated 42,000 deaths each year, and the numbers continue to climb.

"Modern psychiatry has yet to convincingly prove the genetic/biologic cause of any single mental illness." says David Kaiser, M.D. in a December 1996 issue of Psychiatric Times.

"We really do not know what causes any psychiatric illness." says Jack M. Gorman, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, in his book The Essential Guide to Psychiatric Drugs - Third Edition.

"Contrary to what is often claimed, no biochemical, anatomical, or functional signs have been found that reliably distinguish the brains of mental patients." says Elliot S. Valenstien, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Michigan, in his book Blaming the Brain: The Truth About Drugs and Mental Health.

"There is no evidence that any psychiatric or psychological disorder is caused by a biochemical imbalance." says Peter R. Breggin, M.D., in his book Reclaiming Our Children.

Read more http://psychiatricfraud.org/2011/04/the-easy-...
Lawsuits

Tampa, FL

#18 Jun 18, 2013
Type the name of any of these drugs into a search engine followed by the word lawsuit and see what comes up.
Jeremiah

Dallas, TX

#20 Jul 29, 2013
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Nathan

UK

#21 Aug 1, 2013
I took Klonopin and Paxil for 15 years to treat my anxiety disorder. I had to detox from the Klonopin this past spring. I got off the Klonopin and switched my Paxil to Lexapro (sex side effect issue). I am also a recovering alcoholic. My doctor did not want me on Benzo's anymore (says it increased alcohol cravings). I stayed on Lexapro only for 9 months, but my anxiety came back strong on just the Lexapro alone. I almost resorted to taking Xanax before I switched doctors. My new doc gave Zyprexa from http://z-olanzapine.com a chance. I am on my 7th day and I haven't felt this "normal" in 5 years. I take 5mgs at night and it has ended the "chatter" in my head, and removed my anxiety. Great medicine so far.

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