'How Big Pharma Got Americans Hooked On Anti-Psychotic Drugs'

07/14/2011 08:57 am ET | Updated Sep 13, 2011
  • James Ridgeway Al Jazeera

Has America become a nation of psychotics? You would certainly think so, based on the explosion in the use of antipsychotic medications. In 2008, with over $14 billion in sales, antipsychotics became the single top-selling therapeutic class of prescription drugs in the United States, surpassing drugs used to treat high cholesterol and acid reflux.

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