Pharma kickbacks and corruption

From (Reuters): - The United States accused Forest Laboratories Inc of inappropriately marketing the drugs Celexa and Lexapro for children and paying kickbacks like spa visits to pediatricians who prescribed the drugs, the Justice Department said on Wednesday. Prosecutors said the antidepressant Celexa was no more effective than a placebo when taken by children or... Continue Reading →

Getting better?!! The ongoing Klonopin-Valium crossover.

Alas, I can say I've improved. What does improvement mean when I still can't stand for more than ten minutes, I cannot drive, I am so weak that phone conversations or company wears me out within 1/2 an hour and that's when I'm doing well? What does improvement mean when I wake up nauseous and... Continue Reading →

The Soloist — a movie

The real story behind the movie: I'd like to know why this guy is still running around with a shopping cart and apparently homeless when a journalist has made both himself and his subject famous with multiple articles, a book and a movie. The journalist sounds sensitive to his subjects needs and his journey through... Continue Reading →

Quote of the day

The significance of you will forever remain obscure to you, but you may assume that you are fulfilling your significance if you apply yourself to converting all your experience to the highest advantage of others. Buckminster Fuller via:  Catherine Auman's blog

Hanging out with the good and the BAD in meditation

From wildmind Buddhist meditation website: The American Buddhist nun Pema Chodron suggests what this might be like in her book, The Wisdom of No Escape. There’s a common misunderstanding among all the human beings who have ever been born on the earth that the best way to live is to try to avoid pain and... Continue Reading →

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