I encourage reading the article just published today in the NYT about the low levels of doctors prescribing current medicines that have been shown to be effective for some. It is not only a struggle to change perceptions to raise funds into research, it is also a struggle to change perceptions and get those medicines which are developed accepted by society. Articles like this help change perceptions and are a great benefit to FAR’s mission.
The comments written by readers are very interesting as well, and telling. They provide insight into many peoples preconceptions about “pills” and why maybe our society finds it hard to think in the long term, which is what research is all about.
Here is a link to the article: