This is all old news, but I always have some new readers so I’m posting this excerpt from NaturalNews. If any of this info is new to you, please read the whole article. It’s a nice little primer about how big pharma works, complete with the issues of disease mongering etc. It’s also a nice little addition to the link I just posted in the prior post to Furious Seasons….gives some good elementary background info.
Today, 4 percent of men and 10 percent of women in this country are taking antidepressants. The bulk of the prescriptions for these meds are written by primary care physicians, not psychiatrists, and most of these “depressed” patients receive no other treatment or follow-up. In fact, the drugs seem to be handed out indiscriminately. The Centers for Disease Control reported that, after nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), antidepressants are the most frequently prescribed of all classes of drugs!
Dr. Healy describes this mess as “wholesale creation of depression on so extraordinary and unwarranted a scale as to raise grave questions about whether pharmaceutical and other health care companies are more wedded to making profits from health than contributing to it.”
If this sounds familiar, it’s because you’ve heard me harping on this concept of “inventing illness” for over 20 years. Most of the ballyhoo about high cholesterol, ADHD, fibromyalgia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and even high blood sugar and blood pressure is fueled by market-driven campaigns designed to do one thing: sell more drugs.
But the antidepressant story may be the worst of them all. As I will show you, these drugs do not work, they have the potential of inflicting tremendous harm-and, worst of all, the drug companies have known this for decades. (finish here)
There is actually a heck of a lot more info that looks at all sorts of aspects of pharma and medicine in the article. Well worth reading, especially if you’re somewhat new to learning about all the corruption that goes on in the name of psychiatry.