New Year's resolutions for the drug industry

As many workers across the country are wiggling back into their cubicles after a few days off to commemorate the new year — with goals of diet and exercise freshly on their minds — public health columnist Martha Rosenberg put herself inside the heads of those who work in the drug industry, creating a list of New Year’s Resolutions for them to strive to achieve.

Following a year that featured the two biggest drug settlements of U.S. history and mergers between some of the biggest names in the sector, it’s time for the drug industry to be accountable for the dangerous positions it has put millions of consumers in, and Rosenberg’s proposals would be quite the start.

Her ideas include admitting the health risks associated with hormone therapy, vowing to discontinue the use of celebrity endorsements for drugs, and promising to “buy every child under 12 in America a bicycle or skate board as reparations for our reign of terror treating them for depression, bipolar disorder, ADD, ADHD, mixed manias, oppositional and conduct disorders, sleep and mood disorders, schizophrenia, agitation, anxiety and other ‘psychopathologies’ they may not have even had.”

Check out Public Citizen’s Health Research Group to see which of the drugs that Rosenberg highlighted made our do-not-use list.