Are Pharmaceutical Corps. Ethical ?

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  1. river Valued Senior Member

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    Are they really in our best interest ?

    Do any pharma drugs heal the brain and/or body ?
     
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  3. river Valued Senior Member

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    exchemist , waiting for your intelligent answer .
     
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  5. Michael 345 Valued Senior Member

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    Your question seems to imply they do something else

    If I am correct would you please share your idea about what you consider pharma drugs are doing?

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  7. river Valued Senior Member

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    Manipulating the brain chemistry
     
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  8. Michael 345 Valued Senior Member

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    Who? and to what end? and which particular pharma's? and ....... are you serious?

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  9. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    Are you talking brain itself or the drug which will stimulate the brain in order the brain will stimulate some hormones that will bring some reaction on a particular organ ?
     
  10. origin Trump is the best argument against a democracy. Valued Senior Member

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    Corporations exist to make money so they are concerned about themselves. Corporations that produce useless drugs will fail. Corporations that produce dangerous drugs or make false claims will be fined, sued and/or arrested.

    A brain infection can cured with antibiotics...
     
  11. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Psychotropic drugs inevitably have unknown side effects.
    And, quite often they have little effect in treating the condition for which they are prescribed.
    The New Yorker has an interesting article on the history of the industry:
    http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/the-psychiatric-drug-crisis

    IMHO drugs rarely "cure" an illness. Most often, they just mask the symptoms.

    Here's another:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mark-hyman/depression-medication-why_b_550098.html
    In which, Mark Hyman, MD states: "Antidepressants don’t work"

    Many drugs were developed for one reason, then marketed for their side effects.
    So, it seems that it is much like the old saying---------"throw shit up against a wall and see what sticks"?
    Then market the stuff that sticks.
     
  12. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    Is anyone schizophrenic?
     
  13. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    The schizophrenias are genus, not species.

    and, then, we have the schizophrenogenic family


    think "grey scale"

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    Are you? If so. how would you know?
     
  14. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    I forget how to think good, though I am curious.
     
  15. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    have you had hallucinations?
    do you hear voices telling you to do things which you know are wrong?

    I had an hermit uncle, Fritz, who talked to himself---some days, he even seemed to be arguing with himself.
    One day, his brother tried to embarrass him on this subject.
    He responded: "Elmer. when I talk to myself I am guaranteed an intelligent and sympathetic audience. What a pity that I cannot say the same for when I talk to you."
     
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  16. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    Curiouser and curiouser!
     
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  19. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    I have found that taking paracetemol heals my headache.
     
  20. Kittamaru Now nearly 40 pounds lighter. Staff Member

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    I think I need some of that... because this post gave me a headache.

    In all seriousness, though - no, corporations are not ethical. They are there to make money - full stop. Without ethics enforcement, there would be many who would go to any length to make a buck (as we saw in the past... and is why we HAVE ethics rules now)
     
  21. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, modern medicine is a scientific miracle. Are they perfect? No. But treatment is now available for many many diseases that would otherwise have crippled or killed millions of people.
     
  22. river Valued Senior Member

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    Well ...true .

    But what diseases have been cured by pharma's ?
     
  23. Kittamaru Now nearly 40 pounds lighter. Staff Member

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    You realize a pharma (pharmacy I presume?) is just the dispenser of said medication... they don't develop or prescribe...
     

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