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In Slate, Sydney Spiesel reports in a piece entitled Blame Canada about the decision in Canada to ban Adderall XR, and what.
Now I am not a huge fan of what many intelligent people consider the over-mediation and misdiagnosis of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. And in many cases the real diagnosis of kids who have trouble paying attention or sitting still is that they are, well, children.
But as someone who
I find even the possibility of a financial motivation to ban a drug in Canada more than a little disturbing. Especially when where I live the folks making decisions have a helluva lot more reason to have a financial motivation.
Now it is Slate after all, so maybe I shouldn't worry. But frankly if it is happening in Canada then it is almost certainly happening here too, and on the whole folks here are better at making sure we never hear about it.
I hate having to think that in the USA the only protection we have from the greed of the insurance companies is the greed of the pharmaceutical companies. It's a pretty lousy way for the USA to have a 'better' system (for some values of better). If you know what I mean....