Around five million children in the USA are taking some prescribed stimulant to treat their hyperactivity. The manufacturers are now turning to Europe in general, and the UK in particular,
Sex sells, as has occurred to drug companies that are now recruiting cheerleaders, those scantily clad pom-pom girls at American football and basket-ball games, as sales reps.
For years, drug manufacturing giant GlaxoSmithKline has promoted their best-selling antidepressant paroxetine (Seroxat) as safe and easy to quit taking.
What depressing reading your WDDTY vol 14 no 10 made - rightly headed ‘Depression’. It seems that Big Pharma will go to any lengths to sell its products, irrespective of whether they have been tested or not.
Drug manufacturers very much work according to the maxim of 'Waste not, want not'. Take thalidomide, for instance - and, in fact, many people in developing nations still do.
Q Have you any information on the new breast cancer drug Femara? I have heard that it is better than tamoxifen. - E.P., Glasgow