Friday, November 21, 2014
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to school...
I thought I'd seen every trick in the book to get kids hooked on medication. From pharmaceutical reps professing to doctors that "of course these drugs are safe for kids to take" or wining and dining a particular dr to get him/her to prescribe more drugs to kids (even though the particular drug was not recommended for child use.
So, with those avenues pretty much exhausted after large fines laid down by the Department of Justice, the pharmaceutical companies had to come up with a way of getting their products into the mouths of teenagers.
Step forward InstyMeds, a vending machine that dispenses prescription medications directly to patients at the point-of-care.
And where is this apparent 'point of care'?
Arizona State University's Health Services Building, a homestead full of teenagers.
Here's what Allan Markus, director of ASU Health Services had to say, "Serving the health-care needs of our students is still our highest priority; we believe the measures we have taken will help our students with their prescription needs,"
InstyMeds is missing a couple of important letters me thinks. Perhaps InsanityMeds would be more appropriate.
Forget those pack-lunches with an orange drink full of vitamin C - go for the psychiatric medication instead.
I suspect the science lab will be getting huge gas bills with those bunsen burners working overtime - Breaking Bad anyone?
Yet another classic example of the Pharmafia at work folks!
About the Author :
Bob Fiddaman has been writing about the dangers of antidepressants since 2006. In 2011 he was presented with two human rights awards from the Citizens Commission on Human Rights.