The Land of Oz

The Bitter Pill

by Nancy Rubenstein Del Giudice

When Dr. Oz announced on his popular mainstream television show, “Depression is not a disease,” and that not only can SSRIs lead to disaster for many but that the Serotonin theory of depression is fraud, the silence was thundering.
There were no reports on the news. Talk of John Stewart, yes, but not Dr. Oz.  This is no joke.
No congressional sub-committee was convened to investigate for purposes of prosecution, no recalls were announced from the FDA… and the beat goes on.
Out popped the pills from manufacturing plants.  The Italian coffee machine turns itself on as the alarm sings and the drug rep dresses for a full day of selling doctors on friendship.
At the television station, life goes on as usual.  The show is what matters.  People are thankful for the pharmaceutical sponsors who pay them well and treat them so finely.
My…

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