Monday, December 17, 2012

Those whose lives have been touched by someone suffering with mental illness know how important it is for patients to get plenty of love and treatment.  Money can’t buy love, but investing in the companies developing treatments strengthens them and helps provide breakthrough medications that can prevent seriously ill people from harming their neighbors and themselves.  One such treatment is a drug called Clozapine made by Novartis (NVS) for people suffering from schizophrenia.  Keeping on topic of this blog just a bit, we can enter NVS in the upper right search box and see that equity’s grey market report which lists all those ETFs that hold or have exposure to Novartis.  Maybe you know someone who is helped by another company’s product and can likewise search for funds that hold their equity.  Treating mental illness is very difficult in that every brain is unique and many of those that need treatment refuse it.  There are thorny civil liberty issues involved in protecting these people and their communities.   Fortunately, the companies developing today’s modern treatments enable many patients to live productive lives that can inspire the rest of us.  However, as a society we need to find ways to reach those not as lucky, for their sake and ours. 

God bless Newtown , CT.

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