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September 19, 2012

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What kind of effect will this have on psychiatrists? Especially those with private practices?

There may be almost no way to stop the regulatory arbitrage that allows companies to get around legislation and bribe and trick physicians into using unsubstantiated dangerous products off-label on a truly mass scale, but no one can help us if it's not even reported.

It's a tragedy the prescription of psychotropic drugs has gotten so out of hand the the majority of the population is taking them.
The CDC released in 2008 a figure of 49% of the population taking at least one psychotropic drug, with a majority sub-group taking 3 drugs per person on average. Two-thirds of the patients had been prescribed psychotropic drugs off-label by GMs. There were 100,000 deaths from adverse side effects in 2008.

I can see why physicians would be concerned about bad data being released, but how is it even possible 47% of those surveyed were unaware of this policy change? Yikes!

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