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Re: to paulk touchee

Posted by gilbert on May 30, 2001, at 22:04:20

In reply to Re: In response to Paulk gilbert, posted by paulk on May 30, 2001, at 21:31:52


You make some very valid points and I am sure they are true as well but did you notice within the last 10 years how many drugstores are being built. I am somewhat synical in that there seems to be such a humungous infusion of cash in the drug business. Now I am not foolish enough to think that drug companies arent' doing research on new ssri's with dopamine antagonist properties or 5ht2 recepter blocking better than that loser serzone. But the bulk of drug company money being earned from overly patented overly priced drugs is not in research. Those 1000 of millions of dollars being spent on research....bahh humbug the majority of drug company money is spent on warm fuzzy marketing schemes and buying doctors dinner and vacations. I have friends who are drug reps....their lee way for expense accounts would make you cream your jeans,,,unless of course you were currently taking one of their drugs because then you couldn't cream your jeans.
The annual budgets of drug companies are so heavy into the pushing side of the equation it isn't funny. I have a friend who has Paxil as a should see what is available to her to caox Doctors and Pdocs. If the drug companies could get away with sending hookers into doctors offices they would. If they were serious they would put that money in research and let the product sell on it's own merits. The marketing side of this business is not only dehumanizing it is unethical. The people who suffer from mental illness are ever hopefull and very suggestable for relief...and to have some high profile Madison Avenue ad agency seduce people into using their products because they can portray what the sick person would like to feel like in a commercial nauseates me. So yea there is research and yea there is new drugs coming but the effort is weak at best and the money grossly misused.

Again I love your spirited response and am glad every body not only has their own opinion but is willing to respond with it....good luck





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