Hmm didn't think my blog would morph into a drug company watch list.
Another article in the Star ,about a drug company under investigation for making exaggerated
claims as to the effectiveness of a drug,and once again suppressing negative clinical trials.
I guess they will do like the others, pay the big fine and carry on as usual.
So Montel Wiliams is going off the air. I read that on Brass and Ivory :Carnival of Blogggers, an excellent blog !
I'd like to write Montel a letter . I'd tell him that he is getting too cosy with big Pharma. That his intentions might be good, but you know the old saying. I'd like to ask him if he really thinks it's a good idea having a CEO of a drug PR company involved with an MS fund raiser? The Gala Honoree?. Is gambling, which causes addiction and misery, a good way to raise money for MS research ?
I can't come down on Montel too hard . I know from reading his book " Climbing Higher" that he has been through the mill because of MS. Still I wonder if all the money raised through his MS foundation will go to drug research. There is so much more that MS sufferers need besides drugs. How about some research to improve the quality of life for MS'ers ?
I know many many people will disagree with me when I say that anti depressants either have a limit effect or simply don't work. That doesn't mean I say stop taking them . A person should do what they think is right . You have to learn to live with depression and fight back.
Counseling, behaviour modification , work for me. And I know depression . I tried to commit suicide when I was 15, long before MS came into my life. Many times over the years I've thought of doing it. Not anymore . Now I see depression as a challenge. I have to fight it. Yeah depression sneaks up on me and knocks me down all the time . I keep getting back up .