Washington Post Covers Upswing in Antipsychotic Sales
…and what a shady upswing it is (thus my previous post) — due mostly to a lax FDA, slick marketing and drug companies’ stripping powerful psychotropics of their “mental illness” (read: psycho killer) trappings to soften their image, making them easier to sell as antidepressants, mood stabilizers, now an irritability drug and who knows what’s next? It’s not a new viewpoint to anyone who’s paying attention but it’s not often covered by mainstream media either. I was pointed to the article by poking my head in at Beyond Meds, one of a handful of truly informative blogs. It is well worth your time.