“The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Fight Against Gun Control”


Paul Woodward of Beyond Meds critiques the Washington Post‘s report on the reduction of gun control, and increase in mental health-care budgets, following Sandy Hook.  “It’s not that pharma has a natural alignment with the opponents of gun control, yet what the NRA and its supporters have succeeded in doing in the wake of Newtown is to shift the debate away from gun control onto mental health — a shift which clearly serves the interests of the drug industry,” Woodward writes.

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  1. A week before the owner of Noveske Rifleworks, 36-year-old John Noveske, was killed in an automobile accident, he posted a piece on his company’s Facebook page which suggests a strong link between the recent mass shootings and the use of psychotropic drugs, such as the heavily prescribed antidepressants Zoloft and Paxil.

    The December 27 post was the last one Noveske made before he was killed on January 4, in a single-vehicle accident on Highway 260 in Oregon.

    That post, in its entirety follows:


  2. There’s a country on this planet where guns are the lifestyle, and the point of it is this: THOSE PEOPLE are mature enough to have guns, handle THEMSELVES, and function well. So pop quiz, which country am I talking about?

    Considering some other country, one would have to conclude that “it”, whatever “it” may be, really isn’t about guns themselves. It is more about the mentality and maturity of the people holding them.