Seroquel, it’s what’s for dinner

I taught recitation for a drugs and behavior class, and am in contact with a lot of undergrads. It seems most of the undergrads I come in contact with have been on some powerful narcotics, uppers, downers, or both uppers and downers. All prescribed. One guy said he took vicodin every day before he went to work. I asked if he did a lot of heavy lifting…”not really”. One student was on Seroquel to go to sleep. These are useful medications, though as the article points out the old ones may be just as useful as the new ones for the right patient. I’m just irritated when they are overprescribed for off-label use, often in conjunction with other drugs prescribed for off-label use.