Drug companies, in the face of growing consumer criticism over pricing, spent more than $2.1 billion in 2001 hawking their products directly to consumers, a 17% increase over 1999.
And Americans bought more drugs.
The number of prescriptions written rose 6% for the full year, while industrywide U.S. sales jumped about 15%, from $126 billion to $145 billion.
Money for nothing. Americans
pop pills, but proof is lacking. (Boston Herald, Sept.
23, 1998). An article on drug therapies in the US you
wonder? But no, it's yet another article trying to put
a negative spin on holistic care, when the theme would
have been more apropos for Americans seemingly insatiable
appetite for prescription medication. Read