Posted by pharmrep on August 20, 2002, at 14:52:48
In reply to Hey Pharm-rep, posted by Mr.Scott on August 20, 2002, at 13:00:21
> I am reposting this because even though I haven't picked out anything in your posts that cross any lines you are by definition biased. If your not here for help with a mental disorder it's kind of silly that your here at all. Yes for many, Lexapro will work as an antidepressant, and for some it will not, and other still will have problems with it entirely.. To think it will be light years ahead of anything currently available is preposterous. Everyone is different and your studies with 10,000 patients by doctors who are paid in grants and whose funding has been "underwritten in educational disguise" have consistently failed to elucidate the whole picture on any of these meds when used on a given individual. I would be a no see doc if I was one. Donuts for my office staff and samples for my patients, otherwise... well anyways my post below is what Forest's real goal is. If a few suffering people can benefit than great.
> Citalopram is the #1 most used AD in the world
> Forest has the marketing rights to Citalopram in the US under Celexa, but not in Europe where it actually is the number 1 prescribed antidepressant. In Europe and all other non-us companies, citalopram is owned by various other companies.
> Forest will have full international rights to Lexapro and will launch a campaign to convert the entire world on Citalopram (Celexa and other names) to the new improved Leaxapro. Much more marketshare and money.
> Believe me when I tell you that there is not a single person in the pharmaceutical industry who cares about you and your depression as much as they care about you and your money. Their motivations are always 100% based on bottom line revenue. Don't ever think for a second they have any other motivation whatsoever. Altruism is not welcome in this industry. Thats what Church on Sunday is for...
> *** Sorry you feel that way...I am only trying to correct incorrect info givin, and add what I can...Why to you dislike Forest...you certainly dont know Howard Soloman and his story (re: his son). And Forest is definitely not promoting the switching of anybody who's med is working. If a patient is not getting what they want from their med...Lexapro might help. But there is no benefit to the company for changing from Celexa to Lexapro, so why say that? Does it make sense for a company to offer a new/unproved product to the public 3 yrs before the old one expires, or to offer it at a lesser price. I know it might be hard to believe, but Forest actually does have the patients best interests in mind, that is why Lexapro is being offered...it is a better product.