I get very nervous when I see things like this. I've been fortunate enough in my career to only work on important problems: cancer, cancer adjuvant therapy, inflammatory disease, severe neuropathic pain, and degenerative neurologic disorders. I would be very unhappy if my labor were being used to drug overworked people into ignoring their circadian rhythms.
Our society is broken. Now we are beginning to turn to drugs to (I guess people have always self medicated with alcohol) deal with societal problems that should be dealt with at societal level. I personally am against the Affordable Healthcare act. Not because of what it does, because of what it does not. We are at a point in the development of our civilization where we should care enough about our fellows that we do not allow someone to die if we can do something about it. It is something that is too important to be left to private industry. Drug discovery is something too important to be left to government. We should have a national health care like every other developed nation.
I love the pharmaceutical industry. It has given me an interesting life where I could work on interesting problems. I love it so much that I think there should be many more companies. Lets do an AT&T like break up on the big pharmaceutical companies and return to the state of the 1980's when Merck was respected and innovative and GSK was Glaxo, Smith-Kilne and Beecham.
Here endeth the lesson.