In the year 2000 alone, 2.5 billion dollars were spent on advertising prescription drugs to consumers in the United States. In 1999, it was estimated that the average American saw 9 advertisements for drugs every day. Over the past few years, anti-depressants have become blockbuster business, becoming the 2nd most-prescribed type of medication in America. Are anti-depressants being prescribed too often to patients who may not need them? Or are we all legitimately freaking out, man?
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