Saturday, January 27, 2007

Counterthink Comics

The "Counterthink" comics are sometimes funny, sometimes thought provoking but never dull: Mental Treatment (comic)

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Sunday, January 14, 2007

At last a real sport comes to the USA

Hopefully the baseball, American football, basketball, etc. fans will forgive me for the title of this post but I grew up with football (called "soccer" in the US) and seeing David Beckham heading over to play for the LA Galaxy is brilliant (that's English for "awesome").

Beckham coming to 'make a difference'

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Another "Safe and Effective" Psychiatric drug found to be not so safe

Zyprexa is a "miracle" drug that made Eli Lilly roughly $4.2 billion last year. It now appears that Lilly knew of it's dangerous side-effects as far back as 1996 but failed to warn doctors. Law suits so far have cost Lilly an estimated $1.2 billion, but if you have made something on the order of $40 billion from sales of a drug who cares if you have to pay out a mere $1.2 billion to the people who have been damaged by it? The pharmaceutical & psychiatric industries seem to operate on the "ethical" principle that the profits justify the means.

Lilly Settles With 18,000 Over Zyprexa