...serving up your daily dish.
In today's Star Ledger, controversy over whether it's appropriate for NJ's favorite pseudo-psychiatrist, The Sopranos' Dr. Jennifer Melfi, (a.k.a. Lorraine Bracco) to act in a new role, as spokesperson for antidepressants, specifically Zoloft.
Some folks are not thrilled that Bracco, who will sing the praises of antidepressants as a speaker at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, may give folks the perception that the psychiatric establishment is thisclose to drug manufacturers.
In more better living through pharmaceuticals news...
Baristaville has another Hall of Famer. Leo H. Sternbach, Ph.D., a long-time Montclair resident, and one of the inventors of Valium® (diazepam), has been selected as a 2005 Inductee to the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) for his contributions to medicine. Sternbach, who is 96 and now lives in Chapel Hill, NC, will be honored at a ceremony in Akron, OH. Hmmm... 96 years old -- Leo, what's your longevity secret?