When it comes to Big Pharma pimping their legal drugs and incentive-driven methods to get doctors to prescribe medication that isn't needed you are preaching to the choir my friend<quoted text>
A tough one in deed my friend, as I have shared in here on 3 occasions my concern re psychotic meds... and even with those who call others mental.
But the one's I fight against are the mind-benders of psychiatry use, which I witness too much of their drastic ill effects, even to the point of no return... for those who were not suffering mental illness and accused of!
"High-profit psychotropic drugs get top billing
As a matter of fact, TMAP's sponsors produce the pharmaceuticals recommended as "first line treatment" -- Prozac, Risperdal, Adderall, Zyprexa, Seroquel, Buspar, Geodon, Depakote, Effexor, Paxil, Celexa, Zoloft, Wellbutrin, Serzone and Remeron. TMAP's financial ties with Big Pharma run into the millions and TMAP's sponsors represent all of the Big Pharma heavyweights, including:"
"Big Pharma's strong political ties
Who will create the screening tests and who will create the algorithms? Well, Big Pharma will undoubtedly play a role, as it always does. Eli Lilly and Janssen Pharmaceutica's parent company, Johnson & Johnson, already have extensive ties to the Bush Family and the federal government. Take a look at these links:
Eli Lilly (Prozac, Zyprexa):
* Former President George Herbert Walker Bush = former member of the Eli Lilly board of directors
* Mitch Daniels, President George W. Bush's former director of Management and Budget = former Eli Lilly vice president
* Sidney Taurel, member of President Bush's Homeland Security Advisory Council = current CEO of Eli Lilly
* The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)= major recipient of Eli Lilly funding
(Source: "Eli Lilly, Zyprexa and the Bush Family" by Bruce Levine)"
There are plenty more links which also try to cover up the real problem these drugs can cause, with only brief exposure of some 'side effects'. My experience working with such affected patients is horrifying.
How money exculates, whether bullets of war or bullets some must swallow for more money's sake.
Not everybody can be bi-polar. Not everybody can have attention deficit disorder. Not everybody who flies off the handle is suffering from road-rage-disorder or air-rage-disorder or my-mommy-didn't-hug-me enough-rage-disorder.
Yes as we make strides in medicine and science we find some things that used to go undiagnosed and untreated can not be effectively treated. But with that has come serious abuse in the pursuit or money and power.
While I don't think pot should be illegal before things like cigarettes and alcohol, I know a big part of why it is illegal is because the paper and cotton moguls didn't want competition from hemp when it came to paper and rope and clothing. And now it is because so much of our criminal justice system is funded from going after pot-users or dealers. And while the government turns a blind eye while publicly fighting illegal "street" drugs so their pharmaceutical equivalent can go on making big business millions, a lot of it simply comes down to who is the one profiting
Are some drugs needed, some of the time, for some people?
Is the abuse and over-prescribing for profit a blight on humanity?