WebMD and Eli Lilly Busted for Making People Think They are Depressed and Selling Them Drugs

It's name – WebMD – evokes a feeling of authority, trust, and credibility.  So much so that it is ranked #2 in the most visited health content rankings from Alexa.com.  In fact, on it's 'About' page from their website it boasts:

About WebMD (emphasis added)

The WebMD content staff blends award-winning expertise in medicine, journalism, health communication and content creation to bring you the best health information possible. Our esteemed colleagues at MedicineNet.com are frequent contributors to WebMD and comprise our Medical Editorial Board. Our Independent Medical Review Board continuously reviews the site for accuracy and timeliness.

We are dedicated to providing quality health information and to upholding the integrity of our editorial process.

WebMD offers credible and in-depth medical news, features, reference material, and online community programs. We are proud that others in the fields of media and health have recognized our efforts over the years.

Our mission is to bring you objective, trustworthy, and timely health information. 

Which is why the recent 'outing' of WebMD's conflicts of interests is so disappointing.

Depression, especially within the childbearing year, is no trivial thing.  And neither are the drugs that treat it.

From the investigation:

"Lilly markets Cymbalta as the 'go to' antidepressant for patients who have both depression and physical pain," Carlat writes. "This is not really a 'depression screening test' at all. Instead, it is a 'Cymbalta-requester' screening test." 

What WebMD and Eli Lilly aren't telling you is that a placebo has been shown to be more effective than their Antidepressants, and that there are far more effective natural remedies for treating depression, like Omega-3's.


To learn more about Depression and Pregnancy, please visit Birthologie.com


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