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Re: Wellbutrin SR: A big SCAM?

Posted by JGalt on January 4, 2002, at 0:55:24

In reply to Re: Wellbutrin SR: A big SCAM?, posted by Bekka H. on January 3, 2002, at 22:27:53

> Well, whether you prefer Wellbutrin SR or IR, the REAL scam or real CRIME is the fact that there isn't enough research going on into other noradrenergic/dopaminergic antidepressants. Wellbutrin is the only medicine of its kind (other than amphetamines, which don't do much for depression) currently available in this country. The manufacturers and purveyors of the WIMPOGENIC ssri's have effectively prevented research and/or FDA approval of much better, more creative and useful antidepressants for a great majority of patients. Instead, we are turning into a country of spaced-out, apathetic, ssri-ingesting wimps. > >

I agree with you mostly Bekka, though I certainly do not believe that all people become spaced out or apathetic on ssri's...I doubt you do either. It is most certainly is sad to see most of the money going down the same tired old roads for mostly political reasons. As I understand it, amineptine was a very nice antidepressant for many, until the FDA and other countries forced it off the market...probably because it was able to make normal people more happy (and sometimes hypersexual), and that doesn't fit the picture frame of an antidepressant. Of course it may also be because if someone made a class of highly successful (say 90%+) antidepressants, there wouldn't be so much money shelled out on polypharmacy and switching meds (from which pdocs profit).





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