DR. LAGEMANN QUOTE FOR THE DAY: "Abilify is the new Prozac"
Research firm IMS compiled a 12-month history (October 2013 to September 2014) of the top 100 drugs by total prescriptions and total sales in the United States.
The cholesterol-lowering drug rosuvastatin (Crestor, AstraZeneca) edged out the hypothyroid drug levothyroxine (Synthroid, AbbVie) as the most prescribed drug in the United States, and the antipsychotic medication aripiprazole (Abilify, Otsuka Pharmaceutical) remains the best-selling drug, according to recent data.
So, an anti-psychotic is the top-selling drug in the United States. The original market for anti-psychotics is very small. With brilliant marketing and Direct-to-Consumer-Advertising access to virtually every home in America, millions of people are taking anti-psychotics for depression and giving them to their children for ADHD. The damage being done is incalculable.