Because the standards have changed, millions have people have gone on medication for life. Shouldn't we applaud this as a wise and cautious policy? Maybe not. As the authors of Overdiagnosed point out, the milder the condition the less benefit you are likely to receive from treatment.
A psychiatrist prescribing medications that supposedly work, cause little or no harm, and are scientifically proven to meet at least these aforementioned three criteria, couldn't be further from simple.
Almost everyone I know is on one kind of prescription drug or another. And what's worse is that an awful lot of them have been brainwashed into thinking that these pills hold the key to a healthy and happy life.
Despite the growing sophistication and promise of health care technology research, fewer and fewer breakthrough ideas are finding their way out of research institutions and into the hands of experienced clinicians.
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.
Using counterfeit golf equipment may damage my handicap and mental well-being, but it certainly wouldn't be harmful to my health. However, consuming counterfeit drugs could cost me a lot more than just money.