Friday, February 3, 2023

Tag: pharmaceutical industry influence

Screening for Bipolar: Have You Ever Been “Unusually Happy” for More...

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A new questionnaire funded by AbbVie conflates antidepressant side effects with bipolar disorder and doesn’t actually meet the criteria for being considered “screening.”

Professional Mental Health Leaders: Experts in Humanity or in Marketing?

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A lot of people, perhaps especially Americans, like a quick fix. Unfortunately, for those of us who get the “help” of the mental health system, the results can be disastrous.

Does Pharma Need the Entrepreneur?

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Capitalists don’t discover new medicine; they invest in it. The incentive to do so, as everyone will admit, is to return a profit. Most would also agree that this profit shouldn’t be "too large," but enough to encourage adequate investment into new treatments. However, the idea that this is a well-functioning system, and indeed the best way of producing medicine, is a myth.