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PRESCRIPTION DRUG TWO-STEP

One Step Forward: The drug industry’s image problems are beginning to hurt pharmaceutical companies where it matters most – at the bottom line. >snip< “A lot of the demand that the industry has created over the years has been through promotion, and for that promotion to be effective, there has to be trust,” said Richard […]

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MEDICATED STATES OF AMERICA

Can you say, Pharmaceuticals? Chances are you can, unless you’re on Meds. And many Americans are. According to James Howard Kunstler, in Big and Blue in the USA, “one-third of all Americans are taking prescribed antidepressant medications” Need I say more? Okay, here’s more. The entire article, as published on Orion online: Having just returned […]

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DRUG FREE ZONE

This sign caught my eye as I walked by the Elementary School today: I laughed, thinking about all the parents and children who cross this zone with their meds tucked in their purses, briefcases and book bags. There should be a sign below this one that reads: EXCLUDES: Adderall, Arcalion, Concerta, Desyrel, Hydrocodone, Lamictal, Paxil, […]

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MAKING SPARKS FLY

AdvoCare, a company with the motto, “Health, Hope & a Future” has been marketing a sports nutrition beverage for children as young as 4 years of age since 2001, according to this article in Sunday’s New York Times. [Note: They have since moved their target marketing age to 12 years and older] The drink, called […]