Posts tagged ‘cymbalta’

March 16, 2010

Get your free Cymbalta sample!

Really. You can actually request a free sample of Cymbalta online.

Of course, you do need a doctor’s prescription in order to get this voucher, but it is still free.

Last time I went online to get a free sample was for some cereal. Have we reached a point where we’re now trying out antidepressants like a new brand of detergent? I don’t necessarily think it’s a bad thing since it does help to be able to try a drug before having to spend hundreds of dollars on something that may not work….but it is still a little funny.

August 30, 2009

no depression with Cymbalta (sales, that is)

Well, someone’s doing well even during the Recession. According to the article The Big Money: Depression and the Recession in the Washington Post, Cymbalta sales increased 14 percent over the previous year. Of course, people wouldn’t have been prescribed this stuff in the first place if they weren’t really suffering. But “as it turns out, the business of depression is particularly lucrative. Whereas other costly conditions, such as heart conditions or cancer, tend to strike late in life, most people experience depression when they’re much younger, usually between the ages of 15 and 30. Besides setting in early, depressive episodes tend to recur.”

Great. After reading this, I feel like I’ve fallen into some Big Pharma, corporate trap.

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