Pharmageddon: Profits peak from Prozac nation’s pills passion (by RussiaToday)
'The United States has a passion for pills, being the world's biggest users of psychotropic drugs, consuming 60 per cent of them. And as RT's Marina Portnaya explains, pharmaceutical firms plan to keep cashing in even if it costs people their health. '
In the past decade, America’s pharmaceutical industry has knowingly marketed dozens of dangerous drugs to millions of children, a group that executives apparently view as a lucrative, untapped market for their products. Most kids have no one to look out for their interests except anxious parents who put their trust in doctors. But that trust is often misplaced. Big Pharma spends massive amounts to entertain physicians, send them on luxury vacations, and ply them with an endless supply of free products. As a result, hundreds of thousands of American kids—some as young as three years old—have become dependent on amphetamines like Adderall and a pharmacopeia of other drugs that are meant to treat depression, insomnia, aggression and other mental health disorders.’