Archive for December, 2007|Monthly archive page

drugging ‘ADHD’ kids – more child abuse, more psychiatric fraud

Drugs for ADHD ‘not the answer’
Treating children who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder with
drugs is not effective in the long-term, research has shown.
BBC News

A study obtained by the BBC’s Panorama programme says drugs such as
Ritalin and Concerta work no better than therapy after three years of
treatment.

The findings by an influential US study also suggested long-term use of
the drugs could stunt children’s growth.

It said that the benefits of drugs had previously been exaggerated.

The Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with ADHD has been monitoring
the treatment of 600 children across the US since the 1990s.

Read full article here:
_<http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/uk/7090011.stm>http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/uk/7090011.stm_

Published: 2007/11/11

Other articles on same topic here:
http://www.topix.net/content/pa/2007/11/fresh-fears-over-use-of-adhd-drugs
<http://www.healthbeatblog.org/2007/11/adhd-and-the-me.html>http://www.healthbeatblog.org/2007/11/adhd-and-the-me.html

The full, explosive BBC program, What Next for Craig?, can be seen here:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/panorama/7079233.stm

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Scandal of the Alzheimers victims given zombie drugs
By EWAN FLETCHER

More than 100,000 people in Britain suffering from dementia are being
prescribed drugs by doctors and care homes that at best offer few benefits
and at worst are lethal, according to shocking new research.

Read full article here:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/health/healthmain.html?in_article_id=499081&in_page_id=1774

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Please Look After Dad.

Panorama reveals that anti-psychotic drugs frequently prescribed to treat
dementia patients could shorten their lives and if used over long periods
don’t work. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/panorama/7104212.stm

Professor Clive Ballard is quoted as stating: “There were no benefits in
behaviour and there were clearly deteriorations in some of the core
symptoms”

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Prescription Abuse Seen In U.S. Nursing Homes Powerful Antipsychotics Used
to Subdue Elderly;
Huge Medicaid Expense
By LUCETTE LAGNADO
December 4, 2007; Page A1

In recent years, Medicaid has spent more money on antipsychotic drugs for
Americans than on any other class of pharmaceuticals — including
antibiotics, AIDS drugs or medicine to treat high-blood pressure.

One reason: Nursing homes across the U.S. are giving these drugs to
elderly patients to quiet symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms
of dementia.

Nearly 30% of the total nursing-home population is receiving antipsychotic
drugs, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, known as
CMS. In a practice known as “off label” use of prescription drugs,
patients can get these powerful medicines whether they are psychotic or
not. CMS says nearly 21% of nursing-home patients who don’t have a
psychosis diagnosis are on antipsychotic drugs.

Read full article here:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB119672919018312521.html

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For those who followed the Healthy Mind Body Planet Tour I did in 2006, or
anyone interested in mental and general health issues, please take time to
listen and watch our latest podcasts, produced by Kelly Reinhardt of
Boilingfrog.ca

Toronto talk therapy:
“I’m not depressed, I’m just feeling what’s going on on the earth.
Their destroying the earth, humanity and all the animals. If you
don’t feel that, you’re numbed out.”
boilingfrog note: for me, those words and the manner they were spoke
is the most memorable from the entire tour
http://www.rabble.ca/rpn/boi/64304/

Kingston conversations:
People of Kingston, Ontario share their experiences with mental
illness, pharmaceuticals and their alternatives.
http://www.rabble.ca/rpn/boi/64075/

Alan Cassels, co-author of ‘Selling Sickness’:
interview with Alan Cassels, co-author of ‘Selling Sickness: How the
World’s Biggest Pharmaceutical Companies Are Turning Us All into
Patients’
http://www.rabble.ca/rpn/boi/63915/

Critical Dialogue with Ghislaine Lanctôt:
Ghislaine Lanctôt was a Medical Doctor that came to understand the
real inner workings of the health industry. In this podcast she
shares her views on how to obtain true health.
http://www.rabble.ca/rpn/boi/63625/

Dr. Joel Lexchin interview
The scope of drug industry influence on doctors and the efficacy of
anti-depressants vs. placebo in treating depression
http://www.rabble.ca/rpn/episode.shtml?x=64939

Dr. Abram Hoffer interview
From his office at the Orthomolecular Vitamin Information Centre Dr.
Hoffer explains how orthomolecular medicine began, its successes and the
opposition to it from the medical establishment.
http://www.rabble.ca/rpn/episode.shtml?x=63491

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Drug to stop smoking questioned
A pill to help people stop smoking is under the spotlight amid reports
that it can generate suicidal feelings.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/health/7115696.stm
Published: 2007/11/27 17:33:16 GMT

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FDA: Flu drugs affecting kids’ behavior

Sat. Nov 24, 2:36 AM ET

Government health regulators recommended adding label precautions about
neurological problems seen in children who have taken flu drugs made by
Roche and GlaxoSmithKline.
<http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071124/ap_on_he_me/fda_tamiflu_safety>http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071124/ap_on_he_me/fda_tamiflu_safety

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“We’ll Take Care of You” is the title of an award winning documentary film
(2007 Color 73 min).

The film illustrates, step by step, how Big Pharma orchestrates the
approval, marketing, and sales of killer drugs.

The Vioxx scandal serves here as an example for the business model of drug
companies.

The Film won “2007 Best Documentary” at two prominent film festivals, one
in the UK (Swansea International Film Festival) and one in the Usa (Long
Island International Film Expo).

The British Medical Journal, the leading medical publication worldwide,
described as “really interesting”.

If you are taking prescription drugs you should see this compelling
documentary, or else… you may be the next victim of drug company greed.

More information on this eye opening documentary can be found at:
http://www.sickpills.com

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