from Furious Seasons
In my preceding post, about Eli Lilly pressing primary-care physicans to prescribe the antipsychotic drug Zyprexa for elderly dementia, I meant (but forgot) to mention a blog that is following the much wider Zyprexa saga of which this “Dementia is the message” scandal is only a small part. The eminently readable Furious Seasons, written by a reporter who like tens of millions of Americans is, as the author puts it, “a long-time psych patient,” follows psych and psych-med issues with great energy and insight; its Zyprexa Chronicles are particularly energetic, and give a hint at how deeply and broadly the marketing craze drives Big Pharma.
Furious Seasons also recently pointed out another notable link: The Last Psychiatrist tying up, in one sticky, perjorative knot, psychiatry, Time, and our growing societal and individual narcissism(s). Good stuff — and a splendid customization of the recent Time cover: