Stanford to Limit Drug Maker Financing

By Metomni · Aug 26, 2008 · ·
  1. Metomni
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/26/business/26drug.html?_r=1&oref=slogin




    This is DEFINITELY a good thing. Hopefully more schools follow the lead of the Universities currently doing this.

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  1. fiveleggedrat
    Yes it is.

    Drug companies are evil, pandering entities that care not how their products hurt society.

    For example, ADD meds. Tell me what slightly unfocused or unmotivated child needs to be throw onto amphetamines.

    Too many doctors are blinded, or just don't care. Swim went to see a new doctor not too long ago, for stress, and the doctor quickly jumped on talking about antidepressants. What the fuck?
  2. Metomni
    It sucks too, because if you're eager to fix a problem you may or may not have, many people will jump straight into any suggestion that a professional might give. No matter how wrong the diagnosis or severe the prescription is.
  3. fiveleggedrat
    Swim knows lots of people who, at a doctor suggestions, were put on ADD/ADHD meds, antidepressants, anxiety meds, pain meds, antipsychotics, and other strong drugs they were not knowledgeable about.

    These people also tend to not be drug users.

    These people also were not ready for the powerful effects of said drugs, and the big changes said drugs brought. Said changes were overwhelmingly negative.

    The ones who are drug users, started from abusing medicine they were given from ignorant/biased medical workers.

    PS, points for Opeth references in your sig =]
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