You need to understand specifically when we’re talking about psychiatric drugs in particular that these are drugs that encourage people to remain customers of the pharmaceutical industry. In fact you will be told, if you are given a drug such as an anxiolytic or an antidepressant or an antipsychotic drug that you may be on the drug for the rest of your life. And very frequently people find that they are on the drugs for a very long period of time, if not permanently, because they’re almost impossible to get off of. Some of them can have very serious withdrawal symptoms, most of them can have extremely serious withdraw symptoms if they are stopped cold turkey. But some people experience withdrawal systems when they try to titrate, or they try to eliminate the drug little by little, day after day.
So it’s really important to understand the motivation behind the current maintenance drugs that are on the market, even for example drugs such as cholesterol lowering drugs. And what we are in fact finding now is that cholesterol drugs are lowering cholesterol excessively and causing other disease states as a consequence. So you need to be careful about trying to take drugs in order to remain healthy.
You’re never going to get that kind of good information, fair balanced information as long as pharma’s funding in major TV stations, the advertising that supports those television stations, the major journals and all of the advertising that supports the major journals. You just have to be commonsensical people, and understand that the pharmaceutical industry makes 5 to 6 times that amount of money as any of the other Fortune 500 companies in the United States of America. They are not going to easily or readily give up that income, and we are in fact considered a human commodity. Or loved ones, our children, our elderly are considered cash-cows that are preyed upon by pharmaceutical reps such as myself who are encouraged to go in a build market shares, without thinking about the consequences to patients.