The dramatic rise of antipsychotic prescribing in youth occurred in conjunction with the illegal marketing of the drugs by their makers, resulting in multibillion-dollar settlements with the government...
There is much evidence that the vast increases in atypical antipsychotic prescribing in recent decades were fueled by the aggressive marketing tactics of drug companies. In recent years, every major manufacturer of atypical antipsychotics has been involved in the illegal marketing of the drugs (while doctors can prescribe drugs off label, it is against the law for drug makers to market them for off-label uses), each ultimately paying hundreds of millions to billions of dollars in fines for their sales and marketing tactics. The settlements with the U.S. government were among the largest in history.
DRUGGING THE VULNERABLE: ATYPICAL ANTIPSYCHOTICS IN CHILDREN AND THE ELDERLY | TIME.com http://healthland.time.com/2011/05/26/why-children-and-the-elderly-are-so-drugged-up-on-antipsychotics/
YOUR KID PROBABLY DOESN'T NEED ANTIBIOTICS - Jessica Lahey & Tim Lahey - March 5, 2013 - The Atlantic http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/03/your-kid-probably-doesnt-need-antibiotics/273569/
THE $60 BILLION A YEAR PILL - NEW WEIGHT-LOSS DRUGS COULD WELL BE AMERICA'S NEXT HEALTH CARE DISASTER - Alternet http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/new-weight-loss-drugs-could-well-be-americas-next-health-care-disaster?akid=9180.237541.ZxtFfY&rd=1&src=newsletter689054&t=4
March 6, 2013 - Reuters
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