Drugs Have Created a Whole New Market: “The Worried Well”
There are few Americans (and Westerners) these days who aren’t popping pills to treat a complaint OR to try and prevent one.
From headache medicine to cholesterol-lowering drugs, to sexual-dysfunction aids, there seems to be a remedy for every disorder out there – even some we didn’t realize existed!
The pharmaceutical industry has transformed the way we think about physical, mental, emotional and social lack-ness. NOT well-ness, not sickness, but it has created a vacancy, a void, a hole, a gap that their drugs can fill. They are turning more and more healthy people each year into patience or customers. We need to ask about HOW and WHY drug makers have begun targeting people who aren’t “sick”.Read More