Monday, September 25, 2006

Pharmaceutical Frenzy

Okay ... everybody knows somebody who is a constant pill popper. Pills to wake up, pills to go to sleep, pills to mellow out, and pills to .. uh ... well ... "bring things up to speed". Where does this love affair with prescription medication end? Granted, pharmaceutical companies are doing an amazing job to prevent illnesses and assist those to live a better life that suffer from ailments ... but give me a break! The least little sniffle and parents are running their kids to the ER to get checked immediately. My personal favorite is popular abuse of antibiotics. That same kid who may have a cold is prescribed a healthy dose of antibiotics for no other reason than to make the mom and dad feel better. Hello ... a cold is a viral infection, not a bacterial infection ... basically, the pills have no effect on the outcome of the sickness (other than give Jr. a care of the runs). Is this fascination with instant healing nothing more than a product of the instant world we live in today?


Anonymous Daniel Haszard said...

Eli Lilly 3Q 10% profit rise is nearly all from psyche drugs including zyprexa.

How have they schemed to squeeze more money from their zyprexa cash cow when pill production has actually gone down?

ANS-Eli Lilly profiteers have jacked up the price of zyprexa to the federal govt,from the Medicare D payouts.

Eli Lilly is a big drug company that puts profits over patients.

They covered up findings that their Zyprexa has a TEN times greater risk of causing type 2 diabetes

Only 9% of Americans trust big pharma,right around the same rating as tobacco companies.

Daniel Haszard Eli Lilly zyprexa drug caused my diabetes

October 20, 2006 4:06 PM  

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