Sunday, November 24, 2013

Big Pharma Is Not New

Pharmaceutical companies have provided legal drugs for consumers for many decades. The advertisement above is from Upjohn who gave us cortisone, Xanax, Motrin and Rogaine. The above ad displays the manufactured products with no hint to any natural source for the medication. These products have a good purpose. There are good motives. Yes, advertising has increased significantly for pharmaceuticals. It is not the product that is the problem, it is the application of the drugs in our society at large. A society that needs to medicate 25% of its adult women may have deeper issues to rail against than the producers of tranquilizers and antidepressants. I you believe in not shooting the messenger, do not shoot the pharmaceutical makers.

1 comment:

asdf said...

As someone who has done work on drugs I think you are letting these people off the hook. There are massive programs in place where drug companies basically bribe doctors to prescribe medicines people don't need and are often harmful to them. This is especially true with any drugs that have to do with mental states.