Prescription drugs kill!

Prescription drugs kill!

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In 1992, U.S. Representative Patricia Schroeder of Colorado held hearings investigating the practices of psychiatric hospitals in the United States. Rep. Schroeder summarized her committee's findings as follows:

"Our investigation has found that thousands of adolescents, children, and adults have been hospitalized for psychiatric treatment they didn't need;

that hospitals hire bounty hunters to kidnap patients with mental health insurance;

that patients are kept against their will until their insurance benefits run out;

that psychiatrists are being pressured by the hospitals to increase profit;

that hospitals 'infiltrate' schools by paying kickbacks to school counselors who deliver students; that bonuses are paid to hospital employees, including psychiatrists, for keeping the hospital beds filled;

and that military dependents are being targeted for their generous mental health benefits. I could go on, but you get the picture"

(quoted in: Lynn Payer, Disease- Mongers: How Doctors, Drug Companies, and Insurers Are Making You Feel Sick, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1992, pp. 234-235).

A drug is a drug no matter if the dealer is a doctor or street dealer. The effects are the same.