[Documentary, Info, and Perspectives] Big Pharma & Capitalism[Article] Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill"Americans have been increasingly socialized to equate inattention, anger, anxiety, and immobilizing despair with a medical condition, and to seek medical treatment rather than political remedies. What better way to maintain the status quo than to view inattention, anger, anxiety, and depression as biochemical problems of those who are mentally ill rather than normal reactions to an increasingly authoritarian society..” - Bruce Levine, Ph.D. - http://www.madinamerica.com/2012/02/why-anti-authoritarians-are-diagnosed-as-mentally-ill/[Documentary] Big Bucks, Big Pharma (2009)"Mar­ket­ing Dis­ease & Push­ing Drugs Big Bucks, Big Phar­ma pulls back the cur­tain on the mul­ti-bil­lion dol­lar phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal in­dus­try to ex­pose the in­sid­i­ous ways that ill­ness is used, ma­nip­u­lat­ed, and in some in­stances cre­at­ed, for cap­i­tal gain. Fo­cus­ing on the in­dus­try’s mar­ket­ing prac­tices, me­dia schol­ars and health pro­fes­sion­als help view­ers un­der­stand the ways in which di­rect-to-con­sumer (DTC) phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal ad­ver­tis­ing glam­or­izes and nor­mal­izes the use of pre­scrip­tion med­i­ca­tion, and works in tan­dem with pro­mo­tion to doc­tors. Com­bined, these in­dus­try prac­tices shape how both pa­tients and doc­tors un­der­stand and re­late to dis­ease and treat­ment. Ul­ti­mate­ly, Big Bucks, Big Phar­ma chal­lenges us to ask im­por­tant ques­tions about the con­se­quences of re­ly­ing on a for-prof­it in­dus­try for our health and well-be­ing." -http://www.myspace.com/video/iceberg/movie-documentary-big-bucks-big-pharma/54926879[Essay] Capitalism Makes Me Sick, by Ina P.The following was delivered at the Rail’s “Rant Rhapsody Redux: Missives from the American Fall” on October 16 at the Bowery Poetry Club."Economic deprivation and stress beget trauma, trauma begets deprivation, cascading down through generations. It’s the only real trickle-down in our economic system. And if you look at all the other diseases of capitalism—obesity, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, mental illness, addiction, and so on—we are nearly all sick and suffering from it in one shape or another. It’s killing us all.And it all comes down to nothing: to dirty, filthy, illusory money.” -http://www.brooklynrail.org/2011/11/express/capitalism-makes-me-sick[Data] The pharmaceutical industry spent $231,600,000 lobbying the state in 2012 alone. -http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2011/09/opensecrets-mailbag-lobbying-bribery-big-pharma.html<3 RR

[Documentary, Info, and Perspectives] Big Pharma & Capitalism

[Article] Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill

"Americans have been increasingly socialized to equate inattention, anger, anxiety, and immobilizing despair with a medical condition, and to seek medical treatment rather than political remedies. What better way to maintain the status quo than to view inattention, anger, anxiety, and depression as biochemical problems of those who are mentally ill rather than normal reactions to an increasingly authoritarian society..” - Bruce Levine, Ph.D. - http://www.madinamerica.com/2012/02/why-anti-authoritarians-are-diagnosed-as-mentally-ill/

[Documentary] Big Bucks, Big Pharma (2009)

"Mar­ket­ing Dis­ease & Push­ing Drugs Big Bucks, Big Phar­ma pulls back the cur­tain on the mul­ti-bil­lion dol­lar phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal in­dus­try to ex­pose the in­sid­i­ous ways that ill­ness is used, ma­nip­u­lat­ed, and in some in­stances cre­at­ed, for cap­i­tal gain. Fo­cus­ing on the in­dus­try’s mar­ket­ing prac­tices, me­dia schol­ars and health pro­fes­sion­als help view­ers un­der­stand the ways in which di­rect-to-con­sumer (DTC) phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal ad­ver­tis­ing glam­or­izes and nor­mal­izes the use of pre­scrip­tion med­i­ca­tion, and works in tan­dem with pro­mo­tion to doc­tors. Com­bined, these in­dus­try prac­tices shape how both pa­tients and doc­tors un­der­stand and re­late to dis­ease and treat­ment. Ul­ti­mate­ly, Big Bucks, Big Phar­ma chal­lenges us to ask im­por­tant ques­tions about the con­se­quences of re­ly­ing on a for-prof­it in­dus­try for our health and well-be­ing." -http://www.myspace.com/video/iceberg/movie-documentary-big-bucks-big-pharma/54926879

[Essay] Capitalism Makes Me Sick, by Ina P.
The following was delivered at the Rail’s “Rant Rhapsody Redux: Missives from the American Fall” on October 16 at the Bowery Poetry Club.

"Economic deprivation and stress beget trauma, trauma begets deprivation, cascading down through generations. It’s the only real trickle-down in our economic system. And if you look at all the other diseases of capitalism—obesity, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, mental illness, addiction, and so on—we are nearly all sick and suffering from it in one shape or another. It’s killing us all.

And it all comes down to nothing: to dirty, filthy, illusory money.” -http://www.brooklynrail.org/2011/11/express/capitalism-makes-me-sick

[Data] The pharmaceutical industry spent $231,600,000 lobbying the state in 2012 alone. -http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2011/09/opensecrets-mailbag-lobbying-bribery-big-pharma.html

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