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  • A Call for Caution on Antipsychotic Drugs

    09/24/2012 10:12:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 24, 2012 | RICHARD A. FRIEDMAN, M.D.
    You will never guess what the fifth and sixth best-selling prescription drugs are in the United States, so I’ll just tell you: Abilify and Seroquel, two powerful antipsychotics. In 2011 alone, they and other antipsychotic drugs were prescribed to 3.1 million Americans at a cost of $18.2 billion, a 13 percent increase over the previous year, according to the market research firm IMS Health. Those drugs are used to treat such serious psychiatric disorders as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and severe major depression. But the rates of these disorders have been stable in the adult population for years. So how did...
  • ‘House’: Anti-Depressant Ad Immediately Follows Discussion Of Depression

    03/09/2009 6:08:58 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies · 558+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    My masochism in watching the MSM has its limits, which I normally draw at Keith Olbermann. So when 8 PM rolled around this evening, I tuned into “House” rather than “Countdown.” But even there, I couldn’t escape the blogging impulse . . . A focus of this evening’s episode is House’s friendship with fellow doctor James Wilson. One of House’s minions, Dr. Chris Taub, breaks into Wilson’s email account to find out why he has rejected House’s invitation to attend a monster-truck show [House is a fan]. It turns out Wilson has a meeting with a doctor specializing in suicide...