Item Details

Generation Rx [electronic resource]: Resisting the Culture of Overmedication

Journeyman Pictures (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
At the 1991 FDA Prozac hearings, scores of impassioned victims described how the drug pushed them to the brink of suicide. But the pharmaceutical industry succeeded in getting its own message out, ushering its products into the mainstream while voices on the opposite side of the debate have largely faded. This film reawakens many of the arguments made against the culture of psychotropic prescription. Assembling a plethora of leaked memos, flawed studies, and previously unseen conference footage, the documentary points to a pattern of collusion between drug manufacturers and the regulatory watchdogs at the FDA. Meanwhile, many experts believe that our society is in the grip of an epidemic of doping and drugging. Has an era of mercenary medication dawned, in which we'll forget what it is to be human? Are we panic-prescribing against phantom defects, trying to make human beings into happiness machines?
Release Date
2008
Run Time
80 min.
Language
English
Rating
8 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on April 29, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Resisting the Culture of Overmedication
Contents
  • Pharmaceutical Controversy (1:15)
  • Creating Monsters (3:01)
  • Profitable Neuroscience (1:33)
  • Myth of Mental Disorders (1:36)
  • Pharmaceutical Fraud (1:14)
  • Mental Illness: a Commercial Enterprise (2:10)
  • Unknown Long Term Affects (3:10)
  • Chemical Lobotomy (3:22)
  • School Shooters (3:10)
  • Rise of ADHD (2:53)
  • Ritalin History (1:59)
  • Mysterious Behavioral Condition (3:55)
  • Debate over Stimulant Therapy (3:43)
  • Adulterated Science Propels ADHD Diagnosis (2:02)
  • Stifling Children's Creative Energy (1:31)
  • Misinformed Parents and Educators (4:01)
  • Medical System Failing Children (1:52)
  • Prozac Controversy (2:52)
  • White Washing Fluoxetine (3:48)
  • Raising Awareness of a Medical Scandal (2:47)
  • Firsthand Accounts of Prozac (4:45)
  • FDA Conflicts of Interest (2:49)
  • Exposing Corruption in Mental Health (5:00)
  • Zoloft: Candace's Story (3:10)
  • Zoloft for Children: Controversy and Risk (2:13)
  • Transparency in Psychiatric Drugs (2:08)
  • Recovering Humanity (3:26)
  • Credits: Generation Rx: Resisting the Culture of Overmedication (4:34)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2008.
Publisher no.
52601 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (80 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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