Is Prozac a “white” drug?
Counter-intuitivity is a concept at which I find to be a confusing thing to grasp. To me it seems like a made up thing (the above word is but not the complete concept) and I just find it hard to connect things into this topic. Although I do believe that, I can confidently connect the issue of the prescription drug, Prozac, being considered a “white” drug into this idea.
Prozac was established as an anti-depressant in the late 1980’s and has since boomed into a billion dollar industry on its own. But, in its 26 year (1987-2013) existence on the drug industries perspective anti-depressant options, Prozac has not seen a fair share of diversity in its “patients.” More than 33 million people in the United States are prescribed to this drug every year and the number of people prescribed to it seems to climb every year, yet the factors of people being prescribed this drug seems to be irrelevant of a patients health, rather their race and health insurance status.
To help me further my study into counter-intuitivity I will research reasons as to why this prescribed drug, Prozac, stays and continues to prosper as a predominantly white drug when in fact it should just be used to aid those in need of a drug to suppress their depression.