Absolute Michigan's Michigan Blog
 
Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Pill Pushers by Jack Lessenberry's Essays and Interviews

In his essay yesterday, Jack Lessenberry recounts his experience with what he terms "pill pushers", meaning the doctors and pharmacists he first encountered after breaking his foot.

In his companion inteview Jack speaks with Leonard Weber about his new book, that concludes that the nation's pharmaceutical companies and physicians are complicit in practices that should raise both eyebrows and troubling questions. It is called "Profits Before People, Ethical Standards and the Marketing of Prescription Drugs."

Not only are prescription practices under fire, but USA Today reports Prescription drugs find place in teen culture. They write about a rapidly developing underground culture that surrounds the rising abuse of prescription drugs by teens and young adults.

It's a culture with its own lingo: Bowls and baggies of random pills often are called "trail mix," and on Internet chat sites, collecting pills from the family medicine chest is called "pharming."
And, they say it is escalating at an alarming rate.

Personally, I believe that prescription drugs and medical advances have benefited society to a great degree. But as my mother always used to say, we should use "everything in moderation". Honestly she was talking about eating, but I think it also applies to taking medicines and consuming natural resources as well. Drugs are powerful. Medicine is practiced. "Be careful out there!"

# posted by Tami @ 10:46 AM
Comments: Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link



<< Home
Click to subscribe to Dig Michigan blog from Absolute Michigan: >Click to Subscribe to the Absolute Michigan blog feed
Click to subscribe to the Michigan Blog: >Click to Subscribe to the Absolute Michigan blog feed

LCI Web Development
Leelanau Communications, Inc. provides web development and internet consulting for businesses and nonprofit organizations. We have created over 400 web sites and are experience in deploying web technologies to integrate with the way you do business. We made this site and can make yours too!

Add a Link
Sponsorship
About Absolute Michigan

Search Absolute Michigan

Arts & Entertainment :: Business :: Community :: Food & Dining :: Homes & Real Estate :: Lodging & Travel :: Media & Internet :: Recreation :: Shopping
Dig Michigan Blog :: Articles :: Michigan by County Map :: Search Michigan :: New Links :: Add a Link! :: About Us :: Michigan Pictures
Absolute Michigan :: Northeast Michigan :: Northwest Michigan :: Southeast Michigan :: Southwest Michigan :: Upper Peninsula

email: absolutemichigan@gmail.com :: webdesign by leelanau.com

© 2006 Leelanau Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved.