"The 6 Types of Pills Big Pharma Wants You Hooked On for Life"

"The 6 Types of Pills Big Pharma Wants You Hooked On for Life"

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May 14th, 2012, 12:29 pm #3


"ADHD Drugs and Drugs for Pediatric Psychopathologies, such as "pediatric bipolar disorder"

The younger the <strong>MARKET</strong> in human life is, the longer the profit comes in - so long as they can survive the toxicity and live an average lifespan, which is probably why infants are now being labelled as having psychiatric disorders and being prescribed ADHD drugs, antipsychotics and antidepressants. 

http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaki ... t_reb.html

"...The girl was found dead next to her parents bed in Hull. Over her brief life, she had been on three psychiatric drugs. She was diagnosed by Dr. Kayoko Kifuji of Tufts Medical Center the psychiatrist for all three of the Riley children. <strong>The girl was diagnosed with hyperactivity disorder at age 2, and then shortly after she was 3, with bipolar disorder</strong>..."

http://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/fe ... three.html

"...Rebecca was betrayed on many different fronts. She was betrayed by a doctor who diagnosed her with mental disorders without doing anything about her real-life situation -- a dysfunctional family. <strong>Instead, Dr Kifuji took the "easy road" out and simply drugged her to death. Drug companies also betrayed Rebecca by pushing their medications to achieve maximum profits, hiring "opinion leaders" to promote not only the drugs, but the fabricated "disorders" they say require medications.

</strong>"Promoting the idea that bipolar is a genetic disorder is causing extreme harm to lots of little children like Rebecca," warns the director of Mindfreedom International, David Oaks.

In this case, he says, "<strong>the evidence seems to point towards her and her siblings having been abused and misdiagnosed as bipolar</strong>, considering that reports were filed against the father for child abuse."..."

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May 14th, 2012, 12:42 pm #4

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<strong>"...</strong>The mass drugging of children<strong> and the turning of everyday distress into so called illnesses </strong>is an example of contemporary capitalism at <strong>its most ruthless and selfish</strong>..."

http://www.madinamerica.com/2012/04/pat ... ncy/#_ftn1
Pathologising Infancy
<span>Posted on </span>April 16, 2012<span class="by-author"> <span>by </span><span class="author vcard">Maria Bradshaw</span></span>

[THE FOLLOWING EXTRACT IS FROM THE COMMENTS] 

"I met a mother at a local mental health event who was in contact with adult services and her son was in contact with CAMH services. He was on ritalin. She was struggling as a single mother, living in poverty with what looked to me like obvious traumas.

She wanted to make sure her son was able to use adult mental health services when he was old enough.

She said when a Dr went out of her way to give her some attention her life improved for a short time (and presumably her ability to parent her rather lively son improved too).

I wanted the services to do their proper job and give her the support she needed to resolve her problems instead of turning her and her son into legalised drug addicts. If, when the Dr when out of her way to give the woman some support, then presumably if enough support was on offer then the woman would not need drugs and she might find her son easier to manage.

<strong>I am in Reading in the UK</strong>. I am told by a colleague who has professional contact with <strong>Child and Adolescent Mental Health services </strong>that <strong>if a parent refuses to give ritalin to their children they are refused any other service</strong>. The services have become the delivery system of the multi-national drug companies.

Where you are may be somewhere the drug company influence has on the whole not reached yet, but the author of this piece is in New Zealand and I am in the UK. <strong>This is a kind of global colonialism by some of the richest multi-nationals in the world</strong>.

<strong>To the drug companies, we are all potential consumers</strong>, the drugs are product and their PR and marketing departments use huge amounts of money to create the market, no matter what the cost. <strong>The mass drugging of children and the turning of everyday distress into so called illnesses </strong>is an example of contemporary capitalism at <strong>its most ruthless and selfish</strong>."
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May 14th, 2012, 1:29 pm #5


<em><strong>"...I am in Reading in the UK</strong>. I am told by a colleague who has professional contact with <strong>Child and Adolescent Mental Health services </strong>that <strong>if a parent refuses to give ritalin to their children they are refused any other service</strong>. The services have b</em><em>ecome the delivery system of the multi-national drug companies..."</em>

<strong>So no help then for youngsters struggling to cope with various unhappy circumstances in their lives than....DRUGS - which come with a plethora of physical and mental adverse effects.  What an appalling misuse of the term "Mental Health Services"!</strong>
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May 14th, 2012, 1:35 pm #6


There are better ways of dealing with issues around children and adolescents than DRUGS!

 

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May 14th, 2012, 1:52 pm #7


Did the UK Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services somehow 'miss' all this?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2006/ ... eandhealth

Ritalin heart attacks warning urged after 51 deaths in US

Move to highlight risks of drug prescribed to hyperactive children
Sarah Boseley, health editor The Guardian, Saturday 11 February 2006<div><div>
Ritalin, extensively prescribed to calm hyperactive children in the UK, should carry the highest-level warning that it may increase the risk of death from heart attacks, US experts recommended yesterday.

There have been 51 deaths among children and adults taking drugs for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) in the US since 1999. Yesterday the UK licensing authority, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), said nine children had died in this country among a smaller population on medication. They declined to reveal the children's ages because of the possibility of identification.

In the US, doctors write 2m prescriptions for ADHD drugs for children every month and 1m for adults. <strong>In the UK, nobody knows how many people are on the drugs, which are licensed for children as young as six - although there are reports of them being given to children as young as three</strong>. A total of 361,832 prescriptions were written last year for Ritalin and other drugs of the methylphenidate class, which averages 30,153 a month.

<strong>The cause of death for two of the nine children who died in the UK was specifically heart-related: one had a heart attack and a second an enlarged heart. One was recorded as a "sudden death". One died of a haemorrhage in the brain and another of a swelling in the brain, two committed suicide and the last died of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome - presumably the mother was on the drugs.</strong>

The recommendation by an advisory panel of the Food and Drug Administration to put a "black box" warning - the most serious possible - on all ADHD drugs in the US is likely to be accepted. <strong>Pressure will mount now on the British authorities to warn publicly of the risk.</strong>

There is growing concern about the rising numbers of children being put on drugs. This class of drugs, known as methylphenidates, are amphetamine-based and it is thought they could cause heart problems in some children and adults because they raise blood pressure. There is already a warning on the drug most widely used in the US, Adderall, which is not licensed in the UK.

The FDA advisers said it was not certain the drugs contributed to the 51 deaths. "The data is only suggestive at this point, but because of the gravity of the side-effect, <strong>namely sudden death</strong>, physicians need to be made clearly aware of that concern," said Dr Peter Gross, the panel chairman and head of internal medicine at Hackensack University Medical Centre in New Jersey. One member of the panel was clear that he hoped the warning might slow down the soaring rate of prescription of the drugs to children who are inattentive or badly behaved at school. "<strong>I want to get people's hands to tremble a little bit before they write that [prescription]," said Steven Nissen, a panel member and cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic.</strong>

Dave Woodhouse, psychologist and director of the Cactus Clinic, attached to Teesside University, which offers parents an alternative to drugs in the form of nutritional guidance and counselling, said: "One of the main issues is that fact that in the case of a lot of kids given Ritalin you don't know if they have a heart condition or not."

There are three methylphenidate drugs licensed in the UK - the bestselling Ritalin, Concerta and Equasym. The MHRA said there had been 521 reports of suspected adverse drug reactions, most of them in the past five years as more children have been put on them. It added that methylphenidate "<strong>is recognised to cause cardiovascular adverse effects</strong>", such as a racing or abnormal heartbeat and palpitations and increased blood pressure."
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May 14th, 2012, 2:04 pm #8


Surely the CAMHS couldn't have missed THIS FDA warning dated 2007?

The most important things?  <strong>1. Heart-Related Problems 2. Psychiatric Problems.</strong>
<div class="article box">"What is the most important information I should know about RITALIN-SR?
The following have been reported with use of RITALIN-SR and other stimulant medicines.

1. Heart-related problems:
  • <em>sudden death</em> in patients who have heart problems or heart defects</li>
  • <em>stroke and heart attack</em> in adults</li>
  • increased blood pressure and heart rate</li>
Tell your doctor if you or your child have any heart problems, heart defects, high blood pressure, or a family history of these problems. Your doctor should check you or your child carefully for heart problems before starting RITALIN-SR.

Your doctor should check you or your child's blood pressure and heart rate regularly during treatment with RITALIN-SR.

Call your doctor right away if you or your child has any signs of heart problems such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or fainting while taking RITALIN-SR.

2. Mental (Psychiatric) problems:

All Patients
  • new or worse <em>behavior and thought problems</em></li>
  • new or worse <em>bipolar illness</em></li>
  • new or worse <em>aggressive behavior or hostility</em></li>
Children and Teenagers
  • new psychotic symptoms (such as hearing voices, believing things that are not true, are suspicious) or new manic symptoms </li>
Tell your doctor about any mental problems you or your child have, or about a family history of suicide, bipolar illness, or depression.

Call your doctor right away if you or your child have any <em>new or worsening mental symptoms</em> or problems while taking RITALIN-SR, especially <em>seeing or hearing things that are not real, believing things that are not real, or are suspicious.</em> "
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May 14th, 2012, 2:16 pm #9

<em>"What is the most important information I should know about RITALIN-SR?</em>
<em>The following have been reported with use of RITALIN-SR and other stimulant medicines.</em>

<em>1. Heart-related problems:</em>
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  • <em>sudden death in patients who have heart problems or heart defects </em></li>
  • <em>stroke and heart attack in adults </em></li>
  • <em>increased blood pressure and heart rate..."</em></li>
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<em>[color=#1122cc" size="5]<strong><em>Stroke</em></strong>[/color]</em><em><span class="bc">  <strong></strong><strong>www.patient.co.uk</strong> Diseases & Conditions</span></em><em><span class="st"><span class="ft"><em><strong>     Stroke</strong></em> is the largest cause of disability in the UK, <strong>and the third <em>most common cause of death</em></strong> (after <em><strong>heart disease</strong></em> and cancer). </span></span></em><em><span class="st"><strong></strong></span></em>
<span class="st"></span><div class="vsc">[color=#6611cc" size="5]<em>Heart Attack</em>[/color]  <font size="3">www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Heart-attack/Pages/Introduction.aspx   </font><span class="st"><span class="ft"><em>Heart attacks are very common and are one of the leading causes of death in England.</em></span></span></div>
 

<strong>What type of human being would knowingly advocate a drug for children that can result in this? </strong>
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May 14th, 2012, 2:59 pm #10


"...I am told by a colleague who has professional contact with Child and Adolescent Mental Health services that if a parent refuses to give ritalin to their children they are refused any other service. <strong>The services have become the delivery system of the multi-national drug companies</strong>..."

http://www.madinamerica.com/2012/04/pat ... ncy/#_ftn1

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