Another day of reading:
- Orgasm Inc: Female Sexual Dysfunction Is… // Pharmalot — From the video: There is a lot of money to be made telling healthy people they’re sick.”
- PharmaTimes | Prescription drug use among US children “soaring” More than one in four insured children and nearly 30% of 10-19-year-olds were taking at least one prescription medication to treat a chronic condition in 2009, and the biggest increases were seen in the use of antipsychotics, diabetes and asthma treatments, according to the 2010 Drug Trend Report published by pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) Medco.
- Families’ Every Fuss, Archived and Analyzed Anthropological study of American families today — NYT — At a conference here this month, more than 70 social scientists gathered to bring to a close one of the most unusual, and oddly voyeuristic, anthropological studies ever conceived. From 2002 to 2005, before reality TV ruled the earth, researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, laboriously recruited 32 local families, videotaping nearly every waking, at-home moment during a week — including the Jacket Standoff.
- Acupuncture Treats Hot Flashes As Well As Effexor // Pharmalot — If it does “as well” as Effexor you can be assured it’s much much better as it has no adverse effects and no potential for dreadful long-term withdrawal syndromes.