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My Medicated Case For Psychiatrics

Brett Gleason | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Brett Gleason

Some of my friends brag about how little sleep they get, as if depriving oneself of the ability to function fully is something to be proud of. Perhaps I could survive without my meds, but would I have been able to graduate college? I don't just want to survive, I want to thrive.

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 9 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary

James Stack | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
James Stack

Like Walt in Breaking Bad, I have health care insurance from my employer, and like Walt's wife, Skyler, discovers about their insurance, I'm still liable for the deductible, copay and coinsurance portion of the medical fees.

No Quick Fix to Fighting Depression Comes Without Long-Term Side Effects

Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D.

Many of the symptoms that patients complain about are the side effects caused by the drug that they were incorrectly prescribed in the first place. I want to stress the need that patients must ask questions and be educated.

Mad Men Through the Boomer Lens: Lexapro For Everyone!

Steven C. Eisner | Posted 08.11.2012 | Fifty
Steven C. Eisner

Maybe Weiner decided to amuse himself by catching us off guard at season's end. Was Sunday night his attempt to stick his thumbs in his ears, wag his fingers and deliver a big, bad "boo!"?

Judge's Opinion On Prozac-Induced Murder Now Available Online

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 10.11.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

Many tragic acts of suicide and violence could be averted by reducing or stopping the use of anti-depressant drugs, and by greater professional and public awareness of the dangers associated with these drug.

Ending A Midlife Affair With Meds

Paulina Porizkova | Posted 07.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Paulina Porizkova

My affair with an antidepressant reinforced what I already knew: I'm not one for affairs. I'd rather fight tooth and nail to keep and restore what I have than take a break from it. But that is so much easier said than done with a Klonopin in my pocket.

When Drug Companies Choose Profits Over People

John Horton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Horton

Nobody should begrudge a drug manufacturer's profitability for developing a lifesaving drug. But in return, patients should demand that drug companies adhere to FDA rules and put people, not profits, first.

U.S. Companies Dodging $60 Billion In Taxes

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Tyler Hurst swiped his debit card at a Walgreens pharmacy in central Phoenix and kicked off an international odyssey of corporate tax avoidance. Hurs...

Pill-Popping Culture

Alex Geana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Alex Geana

Most everyone I know is on a pill or trying to get one; everyone I know is trying to cure something. My friend, with the Prada pill bag, was trying to cure a broken heart.