AHRP Position Statement on Mental Health Screening – FDA Hearing Re: Drug Advertising Wed, 02 Nov 2005 FDA is holding public hearings (Nov 1, 2) Re:  Direct-to-Consumer Promotion of Medical Products at: National Transportation Safety Board Boardroom and Conference Center 429 L’Enfant Plaza, SW., Washington, DC 2 Time: 9:00 –5:00. Ellen Liversidge will submit testimony…

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Cong. to act on GAO Finding: Families Give Up Kids to Get Treatment Tue, 29 Apr 2003 A report by the General Accounting Office (GAO) confirms that draconian state policies are causing families to break up when parents across America are forced to give up custody of their children in order to qualify for mental…

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http://www.nj.com/news/ledger/index.ssf?/base/news-20/1108104141208160.xml Star-Ledger 14 deaths force halt to drug in Canada Hyperactivity remedy called threat to kids Friday, February 11, 2005 BY CAROL ANN CAMPBELL Safety concerns have clouded the future of another blockbuster medication, this one a hyperactivity drug prescribed to 700,000 Americans, most of them children. Health officials in Canada have suspended sales of…

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July 25, 2002 US Drug Usage Explodes_327% increase in Children FYI The National Center for Health Statistics analyzed data gathered by the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (office-based physicians’ data). The findings: Drug prescriptions increased 34% between 1985-1999; Psychiatrists had the largest increase in drug mentions, jumping to 178 drugs per 100 visits in 1999,…

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Linguistic Tinkering with Regulatory Terminology Increases Risk of Harm for Children: "minimal risk" "minor increment of minimal risk" and "disorder or condition" January 28, 2001 A cornerstone of the Declaration of Helsinki (adopted by the World Medical Association in 1964, and reaffirmed on Oct. 2000) is the distinction between research that is intended to be…

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212% Increase in Prescription Drug Abuse by US Teens – Australian critics challenge loose prescribers Tue, 27 Sep 2005 Psychiatric prescription drugs have “run amok”: two reports (July, August) by Columbia University’s National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, or CASA, confirm an epidemic of prescription drug abuse among teenagers: In his introduction to the…

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Psychiatry and Preschoolers Tue, 1 Jul 2003 There was a time that doctors followed the precautionary “do no harm” principle when prescribing drugs. But the practice of medicine has changed radically as physicians have increasingly become financially tied to the pharmaceutical industry. Among psychiatrists it is difficult to find one who does not have significant…

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What to do about the ADHD epidemic    William B. Carey, M.D. American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Newsletter, Autumn 2003, Pages 6-7 In the last two decades the United States has experienced a great increase in the diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and its treatment with stimulants. Much…

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40 Psychiatrists Lobby FDA to Legitimize Drug Restraints for Aggression Mon, 21 Mar 2005 At first glance, a Newsday article–Hot Under the Collar?– might appear as a hilarious parody of bio-psychiatry. It is not. “Recently, 40 scientists met with two FDA officials to make a case for testing treatments specifically for aggression [and] to think…

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Greatest Experiment Ever Performed: exploding the Estrogen Myth Wed, 9 Jul 2003 A newly published book by Barbara Seaman, “The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed on Women: Exploding the Estrogen Myth,” Hyperion Press, should provide women with the ammunition they need to confront the medical / pharmaceutical / establishment, including the FDA and the National Institutes…

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