Sarah Silverman was prescribed 16 Xanax per day when she was 14-years-old
Sunday, May 09, 2010 7:29 am Email this article
"When you were 14, you took up to sixteen (16) Xanax per day," Bill Maher said to comedian, Sarah Silverman, commenting on her new book about her life. (Xanax (alprazolam) is an anti-anxiety drug.)
"By a doctor... a doctor prescribed it," Sarah replied.
"I don't remember feeling anything."
"I can't believe... that... you just... back then, but probably still now, that people don't question doctors at all...," Sarah continued.
"This doctor kept upping my dose and upping my dose until I was taking four (4) Xanax, four (4) times per day... 16 Xanax a day."
"I remember, I kept the empty bottles."
Here are some other articles and video clips that you might want to watch.
They are from an interview Bill Moyers did with Melody Petersen, author of Our Daily Meds: How The Pharmaceutical Companies Transformed Themselves Into Slick Marketing Machines And Hooked The Nation On Prescription Drugs.
Former New York Times Journalist
Melody former covered the drug industry for the New York Times
Melody Petersen formerly covered the drug industry for the New York Times.