Two-thirds foster care children in Mass on psych drugs_Globe Psychiatry: Soviet Experience–American Fallacy Wed, 11 Aug 2004 The Boston Globe reports that 2/3 of children in state care in Massachusetts are being “treated” for mental illness with psychotropic drugs. Marie Parente, a legislator, and parents call for disclosure of “how many children in state care…Read More
Leading ADHD Researcher Blows Whistle on Concerta & CHADD Fri, 3 Dec 2004 A newly released report by the Center for Disease Control – Health US 2004–reveals how effective the pharmaceutical industry is in marketing its drugs – whether or not they are beneficial; whether or not they cause severe harm–they sell. Antidepressants showed the…Read More
The risks of the drugs far outweigh their benefits, said Vera Sharav, president of the Alliance for Human Research Protection, a New York-based consumer advocacy group.Read More
Two actions by the FDA last week demonstrate where the agency’s priority lies—and that priority is NOT to protect public safety, NOT to protect children’s safety. FDA’s priority—as demonstrated by its actions—is approval of new drugs or approval for expanded even dubious uses of patented drugs.Read More
Urge your Senators to VOTE YES for the Child Medication Safety Act (S. 4041, HR 1790) !!!
The New York Times reports (below) that after months of foot dragging, the FDA has finally issued additional warnings on the labels of widely
prescribed psychostimulant drugs–Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta.
The American Society of Health System Pharmacists reports that the FDA "directed all makers of ADHD stimulants in May to strengthen the wording in the "Warnings" section of the labeling "with regard to serious cardiovascular events and psychiatric events."Read More
Health Canada has taken constructive step to warn people with high blood pressure, heart disease and other medical ailments NOT to take psychostimulant drugs–which are essentially amphetamines.
The American Psychiatric Association and child psychiatrists in particular are on a collision course:Read More
"I trusted the doctors, I trusted the FDA … and I feel betrayed by both," says Erin Evans, the mother of Rex who was prescribed the ‘atypical’ antipsychotic, Risperdal (risperidone) at age 8.Read More
Amphetamines work like Cocaine–first and foremost, they are addictive. The psychostimulant drugs prescribed for millions of American children labeled ADHD, are amphetamines and are, therefore, addictive.Read More
"That thing I’m worried about…where the MedGuide would help, where it might even warrant a black box, if this is common, where somebody hallucinates and then gets put on an anti-psychotic drug. That would really be something worth making sure it doesn’t happen,"Read More